The President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, chaired the Federal Supreme Council meeting at Al Diyafah Palace in Al Mushrif on Monday.
Shaikh Khalifa with Shaikh Mohammed, Dr Shaikh Sultan, Shaikh Saud bin Saqr, Shaikh Hamad, Shaikh Saud bin Rashid, Shaikh Humaid and General Shaikh Mohammed at Al Diyafah Palace on Monday. — Wam
The meeting was attended by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Their Highnesses, Members of the Supreme Council and Rulers of other Emirates, Dr Shaikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi of Sharjah, Shaikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi of Ras Al Khaimah, Shaikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi of Fujairah, Shaikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mualla of Umm Al Quwain and Shaikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi of Ajman.
Earlier at a reception which was also attended by General Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Shaikh Khalifa and the Rulers of the Emirates congratulated Shaikh Mohammed on Dubai’s win to host Expo 2020, affirming that the win represents an important leap in the march of the big achievements of the UAE since its establishment.
The Vice-President, in turn, dedicated the win to Shaikh Khalifa, the Rulers of the Emirates and the people of the UAE. He said that Dubai’s win is a result of the great achievements and success attained by the nation and the people, thanks to the support given by the wise leadership of President Shaikh Khalifa.
The Supreme Council reviewed various achievements made by the UAE over the past 42 years, since the inception of the Federation. The Council took note of the President’s initiatives which contributed effectively to boosting the federation, national work and the progress of the UAE and the prosperity of its people.
The President and the Federal Supreme Council Members exchanged greetings on the occasion of the UAE’s 42nd National Day anniversary, and affirmed that the celebration of this great occasion represents an important launch point for furthering the march of the UAE Federation to achieving more aspirations of the UAE people for their further prosperity and welfare.
Greeting the people of the UAE on the National Day anniversary, the Rulers affirmed that the achievements made over the past 42 years were the fruits of the hard and sincere work of every Emirati. They also emphasised that the efforts of UAE nationals would always be appreciated and cherished so as to advance the nation towards the high international stature that everybody wishes for.
The Rulers hailed President Merit Award 2013 in its second edition, noting that the award would have great positive effect as it honours all those who contribute to the building of the nation. They paid tribute to the nation’s Founding Fathers for their role in, and their historic responsibility for, building the Federation, as well as for their sincere efforts to further strengthen it. They affirmed that the roles of the Founding Fathers and of those who worked with them represent a national role model for today’s and future generations, to continue to make all sincere efforts in order to keep the process of development going under the leadership of President Shaikh Khalifa.
The meeting was also attended by Shaikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, Ahmed Juma Al Za’abi, Deputy Minister for Presidential Affairs, and Hamad Abdul Rehman Al Medfa, Secretary-General of Federal Supreme Council Affairs.
Later, Shaikh Khalifa hosted a banquet in honour of the Rulers, Crown Princes and other Shaikhs.