Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan inaugurated the Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Gallery at the British Museum in London. The new gallery especially for Europe and the Middle East.
In last June an agreement signed about the new gallery between the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) and the British Museum. The initiative is in recognition of the late Founding Father’s support for culture in the world and UAE.
Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development and Zaki Nusseibeh, Minister of State, Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of DCT Abu Dhabi, Saif Saeed Ghobash, Undersecretary of DCT Abu Dhabi, Sulaiman Hamid Al Mazroui, UAE Ambassador to the UK, Hartwig Fisher, Director of the British Museum, Patrick Moody, UK Ambassador to the UAE, and Sir Richard Lambert, Chairman of the British Museum, were attended the ceremony.
Sheikh Abdullah stated:
“Despite facing a number of challenges, the late Sheikh Zayed strived to strengthen the UAE’s ties with the world, by means of a diplomatic approach for dialogue and cultural exchange. This approach stands as an exemplary model in establishing international relations today, as it gave the UAE a meaningful platform for progress, including the establishment of agreements, international collaborations between Eastern and Western countries, openness to other world cultures, and achieving a balanced setting for different nationalities to coexist peacefully. These outcomes contributed profoundly to strengthening unity, stability and safety at home, and thus growth and prosperity,”