According to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ambassador to Ghana, H.E Khalifa Yousif Al Zaabi, the UAE passport has been ranked the most powerful in the world, as this has made it possible for its citizens to enter a host of countries without visas.
He made this known in his address he gave on the occasion of the 48th National Day Celebration of the United Arab Emirates in Accra.
“Another highlight of this year was the remarkable progress made by UAE diplomacy in terms of the strength of the UAE passport, which now ranks the most powerful in the world, according to the global Passport Index. Hence, more visa exemptions were granted with 177 countries where UAE nationals are allowed to enter without a visa,” he said.
The ambassador also stated that the year 2019 has been declared as the Year of Tolerance to reinforce the fact that the UAE is a country of more than 200 different nationalities living peaceably with one another.
“Our leadership declared 2019 as the Year of Tolerance, to reinforce the fact that we are a country where more than 200 different nationalities live in an atmosphere of openness, mutual respect and coexistence based on the principle of tolerance,” he added.