Wednesday, 10 February 2021, Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: HE Sheikh Shakhboot bin Nahyan bin Mubarak bin Mohammad bin Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has been appointed Minister of State at the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation alongside Khalifa Shaheen Al Marar.
Sheikh Shakhboot began his diplomatic career as Emirati Ambassador to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia). He is an avid equestrian, former President of the Emirates Equestrian Federation and son of the incumbent Minister of State for Tolerance and Coexistence, HE Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan.
Sheikh Shakhboot holds a BA in applied science and applied media studies from the Higher Colleges of Technology in Abu Dhabi and a graduate diploma from Dr. Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy (erstwhile Emirates Diplomatic Academy). Shakhboot first joined the Foreign Ministry in 2013.
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.
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