Mon, 07 Dec



A Conversation with Ambassador of UAE, H.E Hazza Mohammed Al Qahtani

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A Conversation with Ambassador of UAE, H.E Hazza Mohammed Al Qahtani

Time & Location

07 Dec 2020, 14:00 – 14:30


About the event

Ambassador Al Qahtani is the first Ambassador of the UAE to Rwanda, since June 2018. Prior to this posting, he was an Advisor in the Department of African Affairs in the UAE Ministry of  Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation.

Ambassador Al Qahtani joined the UAE’s Foreign Service in 1999, in the Department of the  American Affairs. He was later posted to the UAE Embassy in London where he was the Head of the Consular Affairs Section. He also worked in various departments in the Ministry of  Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation including the American & European Affairs  Department.

In 2008, Alqahtani was tasked with establishing the UAE Office for the Coordination of  Foreign Aid (OCFA) and was appointed the Director-General. Four years later, OCFA was upgraded to a full-fledged ministry - the Ministry of International Cooperation and  Development, and Mr. Alqahtani was made the Undersecretary of this ministry.

H.E. Al Qahtani has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Colorado in Business  Administration, an Executive Master of Business Administration from Middlesex University in the United Kingdom, and another Master’s from Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi in  International Law, International Relations, and Diplomacy.

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