Mohamed bin Zayed underlines role of military, security, police leaders in protecting U.A.E.
His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of U.A.E. Armed Forces, has assured the commanders and senior officers of U.A.E. Armed Forces, Ministry of Interior, security departments, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and a number of U.A.E. ambassadors to sisterly and friendly countries, that "President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan is doing well and that his heatlh, with God's grace, is good." His Highness The Deputy Supreme Commander of U.A.E. Armed Forces, also underlined the importance of the roles of U.A.E. military, police and security institutions in protecting the nation and consolidating the pillars of security, stability and safety, alongside the important roles of U.A.E. diplomacy in bolstering the international stature and reputation of U.A.E.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed was speaking at his Majlis at Al Bateen Palace where he received the senior officers and officials who came to extend their greetings to His Highness on the occasion of the Holy Month of Ramdan, in the presence of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region, H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor and Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, H.H. Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court, H.H. Sheikh Dhiyab bin Zayed Al Nahyan, H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister, H.H. Sheikh Khalid bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Zayed Higher Organisation for Humanitarian Care & Special Needs (ZHO), Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, and other senior officials.
"Each one of you represents U.A.E. in your particular jurisdiction, and reflects U.A.E.'s perfection both as a state and society, of its work and plan for fulfilling its ambitions. We rely on you and the loyal people of the nation in order to take care of the young generation, open doors for them, be patient with them, enhance their confidence, share your knowledge and experience with them and consolidate their values of loyalty, love for the nation and dedication is serving the nation, as you all do all of the aforementioned part of your daily life by word and deed," His Highness the Crown Prince told his guests.
"President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, through his ongoing initiatives and directives continues what the Founding Fathers wanted to achieve for this state: Seeing the people of U.A.E. as one united family that is clinging to the teaching of its tolerant religion and national fixed principles in order to face all that targets its creed, unity and its humanitarian approach of the love of benevolence, peace, security and stability for all humanity." Presenting his vision for the process of development in U.A.E, His Highness the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi affirmed that "we want to be in the first place, and also want our country to match advanced nations that were able to mobilise their human resources to accomplish its national mission." "Our work and effort at this time is the fruit that your children and grandchildren will be reaping. We now have a historic opportunity for us to bolster the progress U.A.E has been making, at the regional level. We should not make the rights of our nation and the future generations seem unimportant. Having said that, I call on all of you, the leaders and the human wealth on which we rely, by the help of Allah, to understand that we have our ambition in sight and it demands the commitment, cooperation and coordination of all of you for the sake of the glory of this nation and the pride of this precious land," His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed added.
"We are all partners in the service of, and for the sake of the glory of this nation. We are shouldering a heavy responsibility and a heavy obligation. Therefore we have to place the higher national interests over and above all narrow and personal and individual interests and advantages of persons, corporations and establishments. This does demand more cooperation from, and more coordination between all bodies, as well as teamwork that is for the sake of optimal performance and creative work which will achieve all our ambitions for U.A.E.: to become, by the help of Allah, a successful and leading model for steering the process of progress, development and growth in the region in order to achieve a place among advanced nations." "The coming stage that U.A.E. is looking for demands all of us make the approach of coordination and teamwork prevail over individualism, and this is the approach that guarantees our achievement of our goals of advancing U.A.E. and further its success and bolster its growth and prosperity." Presenting his reading of the developments and changes in the region, in some Arab countries in particular, and the growing threats of extremist trends and terrorist groups that take advantage of religion in the region, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed said, "The region, due to the transformations and developments, is going to enter a new stage of challenges, and U.A.E. is not untouched by the effects brought about by these transformations that demand all of us, on the national level, be highly prepared for countering them, keep pace with the resulting developments and ably deal with their spillover (consequences) in addition to the importance of building a new ground for cooperation between Arab states that want to preserve security and stability, their integrity and the interests of their peoples in order to bolster pan-Arab positions in the face of the looming threats." "We are confident that our people's glowing spirit of patriotism, which was evident in the response of youth who had joined national service recently, will be able to counter and fend off these looming threats and dangers, however numerous or diverse they might be, so that they will not distract us from our most important project; Building our nation, U.A.E., which can lead the way in, and accomplish the mission of protecting our dear country, its resources, achievements, capabilities and gains for the sake of the current and future generation, in a way that bolsters the strength, power and glory of Arab Nation and Muslim Nation," His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed said affirming that loyalty to the nation is the greatest and deepest kind of loyalty and prevails over any loyalty to families, tribes or regions.
"Loyalty to U.A.E. comes first and foremost and shall prevail over any other loyalties. This is what all of us must instill in the youth in order to strengthen our march and unite our ranks," concluded His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed.