DUBAI, 2nd December 2016 (WAM) – Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, along with Members of the Federal Supreme Council and Rulers of the Emirates met today at the Union House, in the same hall where the UAE’s founding fathers gathered 45 years ago, to renew their pledge to the country’s people to continue working to further cement the union of the UAE.
They also reiterated their commitment to usher in a new phase of the country’s history where local governments work as one team to achieve their common objectives of making the UAE people happy and consolidating its leading position among nations.
The meeting was attended by Member of the Federal Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi; Member of the Federal Supreme Council and Ruler of Ajman His Highness Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuami; Member of the Federal Supreme Council and Ruler of Fujairah His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi; Member of the Federal Supreme Council and Ruler of Umm Al Quwain His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mualla; and Member of the Federal Supreme Council and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed and Their Highnesses the Rulers of the Emirates hoisted the UAE flag at the same historic spot where the founding fathers did so 45 years ago.
Their Highnesses said that the UAE, under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, is going through the brightest period in its history, as it is ranked at the top spot regionally in several development indexes. They also noted that it is recognised for having a globally competitive economy, world-leading services and an advanced infrastructure, apart from ensuring the happiness of its people. Their Highnesses prayed to Allah to bless His Highness the President with continued good health and wellness, and to bless its people with greater development and progress so that the UAE remains a beacon for hope and optimism and a model for growth and efficiency.
Their Highnesses also said that today’s meeting is an opportunity to remember the historic moment when the founding fathers signed the Declaration of Union 45 years ago. Despite the passage of time, the country’s aspirations are still high and the values and principles of the Union will constantly guide the nation. The spirit of the union will always motivate the country to work for the best.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, and Their Highnesses Members of the Federal Supreme Council and Rulers of the Emirates renewed their pledge to ensure that the UAE will have a brighter future, and that the people will remain united with a common constitution, a common President, a common flag and with the same capital city. They also expressed their pride in the Union House as it is part of the country’s heritage.
The meeting also reviewed the systems set up across the UAE to achieve strategic objectives. They stressed that the federal and local governments are one team working for a common future.
Their Highnesses also thanked the leaders and nations who shared the country’s joy in celebrating UAE National Day.