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Efforts of missions in UAE amid coronavirus pandemic hailed

Dhanusha Gokulan (Principal Correspondent)/Dubai
dhanusha@khaleejtimes.com Filed on October 25, 2020
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Consul-General of India in Dubai Dr Aman Puri thanked the UAE leadership for extending their support to all residents.

Efforts of diplomats in the UAE to help their citizens amid the pandemic was hailed on the occasion of International Diplomats Day.

“The presence of a number of senior diplomats and officials from the UAE exhibited the solidarity towards common goals for making the world a better place to live,” tweeted the Consulate-General of India in Dubai on Saturday.

Ahmed Al Banna, UAE’s Ambassador to India, said the two countries have reached a new level of ‘strategic relationships’. “India is the first country where we (UAE) signed a strategic agreement with,” he said during an event organised by the Indian Consulate, which also marked the 75th anniversary of the United Nations.

Consul-General of India in Dubai Dr Aman Puri thanked the UAE leadership for extending their support to all residents, including the large Indian diaspora, during this time of unprecedented crisis. “Here in Dubai, we celebrate the special occasions with our friends from the diplomatic community from around the world,” he said.

The heads of diplomatic missions also spoke at length about the efforts taken by the missions to mitigate the pandemic crisis.

Brahmavihari Swami, the lead BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha priest overseeing the development of the new Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi, and Sunil Sinha, resident director – Mena region of Tata Sons, who were in attendance stressed on the importance of compassion and philanthropy.

International Diplomats Day is observed to celebrate the efforts of diplomats annually on October 24 since 2017. Abhay Kumar, ambassador of India to Madagascar and Comoros had proposed the idea to celebrate the occasion on United Nations Day.

dhanusha@khaleejtimes.com

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Dhanusha Gokulan

Originally from India, Dhanusha Gokulan has been working as a journalist for 10 years. She has a keen interest in writing about issues that plague the common person and will never turn down a human interest story. She completed her Bachelor in Arts in Journalism, Economics and English Literature from Mangalore University in 2008. In her spare time, she dabbles with some singing/songwriting, loves travelling and Audible is her favourite mobile application. Tweet at her @wordjunkie88





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