France honours Dubai Police Chief with National Order of Merit


French President Emmanuel Macron has awarded his country’s National Order of Merit to Lieutenant General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, the Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police.

It's in recognition of his contributions towards strengthening bilateral ties between the UAE and France in the fields of policing and security.

Nicolas Niemtchinow, Ambassador of France to the UAE, presented the award on Macron's behalf to Al Marri on the sidelines of the World Police Summit in Dubai on Tuesday.

Niemtchinow said that the award was a token of appreciation for Al Marri’s unwavering commitment to fostering a strong and sustainable partnership between France and the UAE in combatting crime and enhancing security.

The National Order of Merit is a prestigious French award, reserved for individuals who have demonstrated exceptional efforts and made significant contributions to their respective fields.

Al Marri expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the French President and the Republic of France for the honour.

He reaffirmed Dubai Police’s commitment, under the umbrella of the Ministry of Interior, to strengthen cooperation and partnerships with various regional and international police agencies to combat transnational crimes and reinforce the concept of global security.


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