Archbishop Edgar Pena Parra, a close aide of Pope Francis, inaugurated the new Apostolic Nunciature in the UAE on Friday.
The Apostolic Nunciature is a diplomatic mission of the Holy See and will be headed by a Vatican representative.
The development was seen as a “historic milestone, carrying a message of tolerance and harmony among all” by the Minister of Culture and Youth.
Archbishop Parra noted the diplomatic mission as a concrete sign of the Pope’s concern for people in the UAE.
The Archbishop said the Vatican Embassy demonstrated the good bilateral relations that already exist between the UAE and the Holy See while marking the 15th anniversary of diplomatic ties.