Shakhboot bin Nahyan honoured by KSA

Shakhboot bin Nahyan honoured by KSA 


Sunday, 14 February 2020, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Minister of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, H.E. Sheikh Shakhboot bin Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, was handed the ‚Order of King Abdulaziz‘, second class, from the Saudi chief of diplomacy, H.H. Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah Al Saud, upon the behest of The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

Sheikh Shakhboot served as the UAE Ambassador before the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) between 2017 and 2021. During his ambassadorial tenure, Sheikh Shakhboot bint Nahyan focused on establishing synergies between the socio-economic visions of the leaderships in the UAE and Saudi Arabia. He is likewise credited with stimulating further channels of trade between the two GCC countries, and people-to-people exchanges.

The Order of King Abdulaziz was instituted on 20 March 1971 by King Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, naming it after his late father, and founder of the Saudi kingdom. As fons honorum, the Saudi monarch must issue a fiat granting the honour.

Shakhboot is a son of H.E. Sheikh Nahayan bin Mabarak Al Nahayan,  Minister of State for Tolerance and Coexistence.


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