Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, on Sunday oversaw the swearing-in of the UAE's ambassador to Israel, Mohammed Al Khaja, at Al Watan Palace in Abu Dhabi.
Also in attendance was Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.
Mr Al Khaja vowed to respect the UAE’s constitution and laws, and work sincerely to prioritise the Emirates’ interests.
Sheikh Mohammed wished him success in his mission.
He called on Mr Al Khaja to help strengthen the friendship and co-operation with Israel, and to maintain the culture of peace, coexistence and tolerance between the two nations' peoples and the peoples of the region.
Sheikh Mohammed also received the credentials of the ambassadors of the Dominican Republic and Pakistan to the UAE, at Al Watan Palace in Abu Dhabi.
Julio Simon Castanos Zouain, ambassador of the Dominican Republic, and Afzaal Mirza, ambassador of Pakistan, conveyed the greetings of their leaders to the President, Sheikh Khalifa, and to Sheikh Mohammed.
The two envoys expressed their happiness at representing their nations in the UAE.
Sheikh Mohammed wished them success and assured them of the keenness of the UAE leadership and government to provide them with all of the tools for success in their diplomatic missions.
Also attending were ministers, and senior officials from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation and Presidential Affairs.