WESTERN REGION, 30th July, 2016 (WAM) — A number of members of the diplomatic corps accredited to the state and other guests visited the Liwa Date Festival, being held in the Western Region.

Accompanied by Obaid Khalfan Al Mazrouei, Director of the Festival, and a number of officials in the western region, the diplomats and guests toured the pavilions at the festival. They were briefed on various types of dates and heritage products being featured at the festival.

The visitors expressed their admiration for good organisation, praised the quality of dates and hailed the support that the state extends to such festivals to preserve the authentic heritage and Emirati identity as well. The visitors wished well to the UAE leadership, and also wished further progress and prosperity for the government and people of the UAE in all fields.

The visiting delegations included a representative from the Thai Embassy, Dr. Hamid Ahmed Al Hawama, Second Deputy Chairman of the Libyan House of Representatives, Charge d’Affaires of Yemeni Embassy to the UAE, Sultan Al Bakeri, and Ambassadors of Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina to the UAE.