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Abu Dhabi street named after Saudi King

posted on 11/05/2014: 1988 views

His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE Armed Forces, acting on directives from President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has given orders to name a main road in Abu Dhabi City after Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia.

His Highness the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi made note of the high humanitarian, progressive and cultural stature of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques who has earned the respect of all the nationals of Gulf countries and the appreciation of Arabs and the whole world.

Stressing on the deep and solid fraternal ties between UAE and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed said, "The relations between UAE and Saudi Arabia clearly embody the values of brotherhood, love and common historical ties." H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed also affirmed the keen interest of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan on walking in the steps of the late UAE founding father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, towards further bolstering cooperation between the two countries and reflecting the aspirations of the leaderships and peoples of the two countries for fruitful cooperation that further strengthens and consolidates Gulf unity and furthers the progress and prosperity of nationals of all Arabian Gulf countries.

H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor and Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, in a special ceremony unveiled a commemorative plaque marking the occasion of naming the street after King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud. At the ceremony, the national anthems of UAE and Saudi Arabia were played.

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister, members of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, Abu Dhabi government leaders and Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Rehman bin Balbishr attended the special ceremony.

The two-way King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street is one of the most beautiful and vital veins of Abu Dhabi road network. It runs to and from the Presidential Palace and other landmarks of the UAE capital city including the Emirates Palace Hotel, Etihad Towers and government buildings. The street is surrounded by two lines of trees along both sides with water fountains and beautiful landscaping.

Recently, King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud was named Cultural Personality of the year by the eighth edition of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award in recognition of the his valuable contribution to and support for peace and tolerance in education and science, his support for the cultural and literary movement in Saudi Arabia, his humane and civilisational initiatives in different international spheres as well as his incessant efforts to promote the values of justice, security and love between peoples and countries of the world. – Emirates News Agency, WAM


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