Bicentennial Celebration in Abu Dhabi

On the occasion of the 200 years of Independence of the Republic of Chile, the Embassy of Chile in the United Arab Emirates organised a celebration at the Sheraton Abu Dhabi on September 19th 2010.

The event was attended by over 320 people with the Guest of Honour being His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, who is the bearer of the Order of Merit of Bernardo O’Higgins granted to him 19 years ago, for his outstanding contribution to the bilateral relation between both countries.

The Event was also honoured by the attendence of HH Sheikh Salem bin Sultan Al Qassimi, HH Sheikh Ahmad bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Mualla and representatives of the families of the 7 Emirates as well as Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs Juma Al Junaibi, Undersecretary of Foreign Trade Abdallah Al Saleh, Director of Protocol Abdulsalam Al Rumaithi as well as various directors, dignitaries and high officials of the UAE government and members of the Diplomatic community. Traditional food was served during the event including king crab, locos and Pacific razor clams, Empanadas and Salmon Ceviche, among other delicacies.

The orchestra of Chilean Maestro Ovidio de Ferrari played the National Anthems and various traditional chilean songs for the occasion.

Ambassador Jean-Paul Tarud also thanked the authories for their presence and mentioned that it was also the first anniversary of the Embassy of Chile in the UAE, pointing out the tremedous progress and achievements in the bilateral relation that have been accomplished in such a short period of time, including the opening of the UAE Embassy in Chile this year.

After the cake cutting ceremony, the Ambassador read the Presidencial salute of HE Sebastián Piñera to the Chilean community resident in the United Arab Emirates