UAE Ambassador Abdullah Al Subousi addressing the audience
UAE celebrates National Day amid centenary celebration planning
“One of the first projects the Higher Committee will help guide is the Abrahamic Family House”.” H.E Abdullah Al Subousi
(See translation in Arabib section)
Canberra - M E Times Int'l: The UAE Embassy celebrated its 48th National Day, the celebration of federal unification of the seven emirates, in Canberra in the presence of ambassadors from the Gulf, Arab and other countries as well as officials of the Australian Government, including Head of Protocol at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, in addition to Emirati guests and students. H.E Abdullah Al Subousi, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Australia, delivered an important speech in English.
Speaking during the ceremony
Ambassador Al Subousi
"The changes that we see, require us to prepare future generations with the knowledge and skills to enable them to succeed in a world very different from today. The UAE has already started this, through its ambitious achievements to secure a future bunching above the ordinary, like artificial intelligence, space, renewable energy and much more. This is all goes back to his highness vision sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan, the founder of the Nation. I ask people about what is the distinguished thing that they have encountered. A lot of people I talked to in the UAE, especially the older generation, talked about their encounter with His Highness because HH (may he rest in peace), used to meet with people all the time. At one point in history, before the unification, missionaries from the Safety personnel, came and offered to build a “kirk” on a condition of having a church. He welcomed this. The announcement by Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed of 2019, as the year of tolerance started with the visit of His Holiness Pope Francis this year; he came with the Grand Imam of al Azhar al-Sharif and they have both signed the Abu Dhabi declaration – a document asking world leaders, believers and non-believers, to use it as a way of communication. This talking begins with governments and religious institutions.
Kuwait ‘s Amb. Munther Al Eissa (C) offers his greetings during the ceremony
One of the first projects the Higher Committee will help guide is the Abrahamic Family House, three religious institutions connected to each other in the same garden: synagogue, mosque and church serving as a community for inter-religious dialogue and exchange and to foster a better future."
Amb. Al Subousi with some participants, including Mustafa Kreish
Kuwait ‘s Ambassador M. AlEissa (C), Saudi Amb. M. Al-Saleem and
Iraqi Amb. B. Al Tumma
An Australian of Defense Force with several children during the ceremony
LtoR: Amb. Al-Subousi, Mustafa Kreish, Saudi Amb. Musaed Al-Salim and other
Couns. Mohamed T. Al Oraifan (C) Couns. Hamad AlAwadi (L) and Iraqi Amb.
Dr. Basim H. Al Tumma
UAE Amb. Abdullah Al Subousi (2L) Counsellor Hamad. AlAwadi and other guests
Deldam’s delegation includes Fayad Fayyad (C), his wife and R. Fayad and others