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Ambassador Omar Saif Ghobash is a diplomat and author, who studied Law and Mathematics in Oxford and London. Between 2009 and 2017 he served as uae ambassador to Russia, and in 2017 he was appointed ambassador to France. He authored the book Letters to a Young Muslim (2017), which was written as a series of letters to his son about what it means to be Muslim in the 21st century. Ghobash sponsors the Saif Ghobash-Banipal Prize for Arabic Fiction in collaboration with the International Booker Prize.