Mohamed bin Zayed praises Sudan’s role in Arab Coalition

ABU DHABI, -- His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, praised the role of Sudan under the leadership of President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, in joining the Arab Coalition and its support for the Saudi-led operation to bring hope to Yemen.

It also confirms Sudan's proactive position as one of the countries that offered support and standing to the Arab Coalition, he said.

He also praised the performance of Sudanese forces in field operations, alongside other Arab Coalition forces.

Sheikh Mohamed hailed President al-Bashir who spent part of his life in the UAE and provided his military expertise to the UAE Armed Forces and witnessed early stages of building the country.

"In the name of the children of the UAE, we present our salutations and appreciation for you honouring us, and we renew the gratitude for this honourable stance against interventions that aim to change the identity of the region and divide its nations to serve both regional and external agendas," His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan said.

The statement came while His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan met with President Omar Hassan al-Bashir and his accompanying delegation, who are currently visiting the country in the Sea Palace today.

President al-Bashir expressed his happiness to meet with his brothers in the UAE, as well as his appreciation for its leadership and his love for its people.

During his meeting, President al-Bashir recalled the stance of the UAE's Founding Father the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and his efforts to unify the people of the region and join them under one banner. He described Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan as the "Wise of the Arabs" and the "Teacher of Generations".

He also expressed his happiness and appreciation at being honoured with the Zayed Medal, and said that it pleased all of Sudan's people. He also expressed his pride at the distinguished relations between the two countries' leadership and peoples.

Al- Bashir confirmed that Sudan's stance and its support for the Arab Coalition is a duty as it represents one of the requirements of the Arab security, he said," It is an honour for us that we have a role with the brothers in preservation of security, stability and the interests of the Arab countries."

The reception was attended by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region; H.H. Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Rulers Representative in the Eastern Region; 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 Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court; H.H. Sheikh Omar bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation; H.H. Sheikh Khalid bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Zayed Higher Organisation for Humanitarian Care and Special Needs, ZHO,; Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, as well as a number of other Sheikhs and senior officials.

Source: Emirates News Agency