ABU DHABI, 26th July, 2016 (WAM) – H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, inspected the Solar Impulse 2 that returned safely to Abu Dhabi on Tuesday morning after it successfully completed its historic round across the world without using a drop of fuel.

Sheikh Saif confirmed the keenness of the wise leadership of 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 and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to support innovation and sustainability through developing renewable energy projects.

”The UAE is an international hub for all sorts of energies, projects and initiatives which aim to ensure better future for the world and hosting the Solar Impulse project by Masdar confirms the country’s pivotal role in the renewable energy field,” Sheikh Saif said.

Sheikh Saif congratulated the pilots and crew for achieving a new record in the history of aviation, stressing that with determination and will there will be no impossible and “Welcome to Abu Dhabi.” H.H. said.

Sheikh Saif and those accompanying him were briefed by pilots on the Solar Impulse project which includes the vision of the project that aims to enhance spread of clean technologies and innovative uses of renewable energy, which are in line with the UAE’s approach towards securing a sustainable future.

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