New Turkish ambassador to UAE takes office

Tugay Tuncer said he was honoured to represent his country in the Emirates

A new Turkish ambassador to the UAE has formally taken up his role.

Tugay Tuncer presented his credentials to Alya Almehrezi, assistant undersecretary for the protocols affairs office at the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, state news agency Wam reported on Tuesday.

Ms Almehrezi wished the ambassador success in the role and in enhancing relations between the UAE and Turkey

The new ambassador expressed his honour at representing his country in the UAE.

Mr Tuncer is a veteran diplomat and was appointed earlier this month.