ABU DHABI -- Major General Staff Pilot Rashad Mohammed Salem Al Sa'adi, has witnessed the awarding ceremony of the Master's certificates to the graduates of the fourth batch of National Defence, held by the College at the Armed Forces Officers Club, with the attendance of officers, staff and invitees.

In a statement on the occasion, Al Saadi said that the National Defence College has been moving forward to achieving its vision, message and goals, to establish its local, regional and international stature.

He also noted that the UAE is moving steadily towards its development programmes to achieve the welfare of its people as the challenges do not affect the determination of the leadership to maintain the national interests and achieve comprehensive security through ensuring stability and appropriate utilisation of the country's resources.

Major General Al Sa'adi also highlighted the exceptional investment in the national tools of power, as the wise leadership holds onto the reins of its affairs in light of the unprecedented events with a balance worthy of admiration. The UAE has become a regional and international example of achieving excellent outcomes and adopting new innovative methods, with efforts full of positivity and ambition, he added.

"Four years on and the graduation of four batches, the National Defence College continues to move forward in its vision, message and goals, and has established its stature locally, regionally and internationally, thanks to Allah Almighty and many major factors that made dream come true," Al Sa'adi added.

The support of the wise leadership is at the forefront of these factors, alongside the clear vision and the diligent obedience of the Supreme Command of the College, as well as the strong determination of staff, cadets and personnel, he further said.

Major General Al Sa'adi presented the certificates to the graduates and posed for memento photographs with them.

Source: Emirates News Agency