ABU DHABI, Dr. Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, Speaker of the Federal National Council, FNC, has said that the UAE's Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, is an icon of Arab and international humanitarian work due to his leading initiatives that served humanity.

In a statement marking Zayed Humanitarian Work Day, held on 19th Ramadan, Dr. Al Qubaisi highlighted the UAE's stature as the world's leading donor of development aid for the fifth consecutive year, which reflects the vision of the Sheikh Zayed and a culmination of his great efforts to reflect the state's commitment to its universal humanitarian mission.

She added that tomorrow, the UAE will celebrate the anniversary of the father and the leader, Sheikh Zayed, by celebrating Zayed Humanitarian Work Day. Dr. Al Qubaisi stressed that the country, led by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, is a model of humanitarian giving as it supports underprivileged people and makes efforts to achieve global development, stability and peace.

The FNC Speaker also emphasised that the UAE has never hesitated to support and provide relief aid to needy people.

Dr. Al Qubaisi praised the directives of the country's leadership to provide humanitarian and development aid to developing countries, while praising the role of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, in promoting the culture of volunteering and the role of women in the community.

She then noted Sheikha Fatima's giving and international social, health, and educational initiatives, as well as her efforts to empower women and children in the UAE, the Arab region, and around the world.

"The FNC is remembering the journey of the founding leader, as the council finds its inspiration from his vision and wisdom. He will remain a beacon for the council, to perform its duties, motivate its members and promote giving," Dr. Al Qubaisi concluded.

Source: Emirates News Agency