DUBAI: Martina Strong, US ambassador to the UAE, visited the country’s iconic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, state news agency WAM reported.
During the visit, Strong and her accompanying delegation were acquainted with the mosque’s cultural message, which revolves around coexistence, tolerance and openness towards all.
They were accompanied by Youssef Al-Obaidli, the Director General of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre. The US diplomat was also presented with a copy of the book “Spaces of Light” one of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre’s unique publications.
Strong was appointed as Washington’s ambassador to the UAE last month.
She previously served as the chargé d’affaires at the US embassy in Saudi Arabia and was also posted in Iraq, Bulgaria and Poland.