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UAE, allies play key role in solving international issues
Omar Al Bitar called upon students to develop good geopolitical awareness

Abu Dhabi - UAE Ambassador to China addresses students of Emirates Diplomatic Academy

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Published: Thu 12 May 2016, 7:26 PM

Last updated: Thu 12 May 2016, 9:32 PM

The pragmatic approach of the UAE towards its allies and neighbouring nations has enabled the country to build strong relations and play a key role in finding solutions to regional and international issues, stated Omar Al Bitar, UAE Ambassador to China.
Addressing a lecture on the topic 'UAE 7 Star Diplomacy' hosted by Emirates Diplomatic Academy, Al Bitar said: "The citizens of a country expect their diplomats and soldiers to keep them safe, hence a diplomat should know that failures in handling a foreign policy could lead a nation to conflict or war."
Describing his experiences in the field of diplomacy, Al Bitar said the UAE's strong relationship with China reflects the strategic vision of the leadership which has enabled the country to emerge as an important business hub for China today.
Addressing the students of Emirates Diplomatic Academy, the ambassador said: "As a diplomat, you represent your leadership, your people, your country and your culture abroad. You also serve your country's national interests with loyalty to the leadership and the nation."
He also called upon the students to develop good geopolitical awareness in a changing world to be successful diplomats.
Bernardino Leon, director-general of the academy, said: "The visit of Ambassador Omar Al Bitar to Emirates Diplomatic Academy is a crucial opportunity for our students to gain insights into the qualities that make a good diplomat. The key role Al Bitar played in building the UAE-China relationship is a great example of successful diplomacy. He is certainly a role model for all the young future diplomats in UAE."

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