On Wednesday, October 12, 2016, Mrs Isabelle Rosabrunetto, Director General of the Department of External Relations and Cooperation, received four new ambassadors during a luncheon at the Hotel Hermitage.
They were: HE Mr Maadhad Jaber Hareb Meghair Alkhyeli, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Arab Emirates; HE Mr Umberto Di Capua, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta; HE Mr Masato Kitera, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan and HE Mr Lilian Moraru, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Moldova, who all presented, in the morning, their letters of appointment to HSH the Sovereign Prince.
A graduate of Zayed II Military College, Mr Alkhyeli entered the UK’s Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the UK in 1977. He later became a trainer within the Armed Forces and was appointed successively State Officer Major, Commander Special Forces, Commander Zayed II Military College and Chief of the Armed Forces.
Mr Di Capua is an Electrical Engineer graduate. For several years he directed major Italian companies in electrical equipment, construction, auto parts and electrical engineering. In 2000, he was appointed Chairman of Sviluppo Italia SpA, a company for the promotion and development of entrepreneurship and employment in disadvantaged regions of southern Italy. In 2002, he acquired Elettronica Aster, becoming President. He was appointed Ambassador in Bulgaria in 2005.
Mr Kitera joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MEA) in 1976, where he became private secretary to the Chief of Staff before being appointed to the Embassy of Japan in Thailand. In 2000, he was promoted to Director of the Financial Affairs Division. He then joined the Japanese Embassy in France before becoming CEO of Poste for African Affairs South Sahara and the Office of International Cooperation. In 2012, he was appointed Ambassador of Japan in China.
Specialised in international law, Mr Moraru began his diplomatic career in MEA where he held the positions of Head of Unit of consular law, Head of Regional Cooperation, Head of Unit and Deputy Director European legislation. He has held various positions at the Embassy of Moldova in Israel, Belgium and France.