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Accession Day marked the birth of modern UAE: Arab media organisations

posted on 08/08/2004: 2881 views

The Accession to the throne of H.H President Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan as Ruler of Abu Dhabi Emirate on 6 August 1966 marked the birth of modern UAE, several Arab media organisation said yesterday. +The accession of Sheikh Zayed to throne heralded the beginning of a new era. It marked the coming to power of a visionary leader who had a clear vision on how to unite his people and country, forging what remains to this day a strong and viable federation+ said the Bahraini News Agency, in a feature to mark the 38th anniversary of the Accession Day.

In just two years after coming to power in Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Zayed went out of his way to launch his historic initiative which gave birth to the idea of statehood. Because he was a strong believer in unity, Sheikh Zayed left no stone unturned to achieve the objective of establishing a modern state, said the agency, adding that the birth of modern UAE led to the implementation of modern infrastructure projects. With the sound exploitation of oil resources, prosperity began to engulf all sectors of the UAE.

Apart from the visible economic achievements, the real wonder was how Sheikh Zayed succeeded to turn the once barren and inhospitable environment into a green oasis with over 140 million trees, concluded the agency. Commenting on the achievements made by the UAE under Sheikh Zayed, The Qatari News Agency (GNA) said the rise of Sheikh Zayed to power in Abu Dhabi was a significant event, which marked the beginning of the transformation of the country in every facet of life.

The agency said that just as Sheikh Zayed was successful in achieving a federation, he was even forthright in exploiting the oil wealth to develop human resources which he saw the most valuable of all the resources. The Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) ran a similar feature highlighting the major economic projects that the UAE made within a relatively short time span.

Commenting on the UAE Anti-terrorism law which was issued last week by Sheikh Zayed, KUNA said the UAE law was a deterrent law that dealt adequately with one of the great challenges of the modern age -terrorism. Both the Omani and the Syrian news agencies ran similar features on the occasion of the Accession Day. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM)


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