MADRID, 7th May, 2016 (WAM) — The UAE Military Attache in Madrid hosted on Friday a reception to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the armed forces’ unification day. The event was attended by the UAE Ambassador to Spain, Dr. Hassa Abdullah Al Otaiba, Military Attache Brigadier Jamal Karama Al Ameri, military officials and diplomats.

In a statement, Ambassador Al Otaiba welcomed the guests and extended greetings on the occasion to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates.

She also praised the role the UAE Armed Forces have been playing throughout the past 40 years in defending the country and contributing to global peace and security.

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