UAE’s Mars Mission chief to lead international diplomatic efforts on advanced science

Wed, 2022-09-07 15:39

DUBAI: Omran Sharaf, director of the UAE’s Mars mission, has been appointed as assistant minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation to handle the Advanced Science and Technology portfolio.
Following a presidential decree issued on Wednesday, Sharaf has become a member of the UAE Diplomatic and Consular Corps with the rank of ambassador, according to a statement from the UAE Government Media Office.

Sharaf led the UAE’s major space project, which has successfully sent the unmanned ‘Hope’ probe to Mars last year in the first Arab interplanetary mission.

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