Abu Dhabi: President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has stated that supporting and advancing the UAE Armed Forces and defence industries will stay a strategic precedence.
In a press release to mark the forty fifth anniversary of the Armed Forces Unification Day, carried by the Nation Protect journal, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed paid tribute to the officers and troopers “who have contributed, with loyalty and devotion, to establishing the foundations of our Armed Forces”.
The total textual content of the President’s assertion:
My sons, the officers and troopers of our gallant Armed Forces, peace be upon you.
On the forty fifth anniversary of our Armed Forces Unification Day, we salute you with a lot appreciation, as you’re performing your duties with effectivity, capability and devotion in making a navy power that may defend the nation, its positive aspects and capabilities and construct the federal union, whose Golden Jubilee might be celebrated by finish of this 12 months.
The choice to unify the Armed Forces underneath one flag and one central management was a smart one and underscored the imaginative and prescient of our Founding Fathers to ascertain the foundations of a robust federal nation able to sustaining its safety and defending its pursuits. The Armed Forces have reached a complicated stature and a excessive stage of readiness whereas being recognised for his or her native and world achievements, which had been all of the outcomes of a improvement plan adopted by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and continued by my brothers, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai; His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces; and Their Highnesses Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates.
Emirati residents and the nation’s defenders, this 12 months, the forty fifth anniversary of the unification of our Armed Forces, coincides with a brand new period because the nation is foreseeing new horizons and establishing a brand new complete improvement aim for the subsequent 50 years, by means of proactive long-term plans and visions.
Since its institution in 1976, the navy has been a key driver of the nationwide improvement course of and has defended the nation and created a secure surroundings for sustaining this course of. Over the previous 45 years, our Armed Forces have skilled the Emirati youth, promoted the values of patriotism, loyalty and sacrifice, and bolstered the nationwide identification amongst them.
The Armed Forces additionally play key roles in combatting extremism and terrorism, participating in regional and worldwide alliances, rescuing victims, offering support, resolving conflicts and peacekeeping.
Emirati residents, on this superb day, we salute our officers and troopers who’ve contributed, with loyalty and devotion, to establishing the foundations of our Armed Forces. I pray to Allah Almighty to have mercy upon those that have handed away and grant those that are nonetheless amongst us well being and wellness. A particular salutation to Emirati ladies, who’re performing their roles and duties with devotion and effectivity in all areas of labor as key companions within the training course of. We solemnly commemorate our martyrs who handed away whereas defending the nation, its positive aspects and capabilities.
Our Armed Forces are the nation’s protect and protector of its positive aspects. Supporting and advancing the Armed Forces and defence industries stay a strategic precedence.
Could Allah Almighty shield you for our nation and shield our nation for you. Peace be upon you.
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