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Appointment of Ambassador to United Arab Emirates



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APPOINTMENT OP AMBASSADOR TO UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

The Acting Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr E.G. Whitlam, today announced the appointment of Mr Ian Haig as non-resident Ambassador to the United.Arab Emirates.

Mr Whitlam said that the appointment of an .Ambassador reflected the increased importance attached by Australia to its relations with the United Arab Emirates and to ,its representation in the Middle East region.

Mr Haig, 38, who is Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and is resident in Jeddah, was born in Perth and educated in South Australia.' He is married with three children.