ABU DHABI, 11th January, 2017 (WAM) — H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, today dedicated the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Government Excellence Award, won by the Ministry, to the UAE martyrs who were killed last night in a terrorist attack while on a noble mission to provide humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.

“This award signifies the UAE’s historic and firm commitment to charitable and humanitarian work. The heroic sacrifices made by the Emiratis are yet another example of this commitment,” the Minister said.

He paid tribute to the heroes of the UAE, who sacrificed their lives to uphold the values of their country and their community. He said that dedicating the award to the martyrs was the least that could be done to express gratitude for their sacrifices.

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