Mohamed bin Zayed receives members of Zayed Chairty Marathon's organising committee

ABU, DHABI, 23rd May, 2016 (WAM) – His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Monday received at Qasr Al Bahr in Abu Dhabi members of the organising committee of the 12th Zayed Charity Marathon, which was held in New York recently.

Sheikh Mohamed welcomed the committee members and thanked them for their efforts in making this charitable event an international success.

"Organising such events reflect the approach of the UAE, under the wise leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in supporting humanitarian and charitable initiatives," he said.

Sheikh Mohamed underscored the importance of sport events in conveying the message of solidarity and co-operation among the community members towards humanitarian issues.

Lt. General (Retd.) Mohammed Hilal Al Kaabi, who heads the committee, extended thanks to Sheikh Mohamed for his patronage and continuous support to the Zayed Charity Marathon since its inception in 2005, the proceeds of which go entirely to one of the American institutions specialising in research for the treatment of kidney disease.

He said over 50,000 people took part in this year's marathon.

Present at Qasr Al Bahr were H.H. Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ruler' Representative in the Eastern Region; H.H. Sheikh Saif bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, 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; Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, and Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Member of the Executive Council.