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Mohammed bin Zayed raises UAE Flag in Abu Dhabi

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His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, this afternoon hoisted the UAE Flag on the flag-staff at the Abu Dhabi Breakwater, marking the conclusion of the Flag Procession Initiative, in which the UAE flag toured the seven Emirates, under the patronage of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Crown princes, sheikhs and senior officials attended the ceremony which started when His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed received the UAE Flag from H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council.

In his remarks on the occasion, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed said, "It is a great honour for us all to celebrate a glorious and everlasting occasion which reflects the achievements of the Founding Fathers of the nation, who erected an immune edifice based on their hopes then for having a glorious country that is advanced and civilised." "The successive generations will remember the founders of the Union who had determination and will, overcame hardships and wrote an eventful chapter of history, and the success story for this nation which is now a source of pride for all Arabs. Today we celebrate this glorious occasion with my brothers the Crown Princes and nationals out of loyalty to, and in recognition of, their role and in honour of their memory, as well as in honour for the stature of the Flag for the people of the UAE as this flag represents the symbol of our existence, unity and identity that generations vow to always keep high and fluttering." His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan thanked those in charge of the Flag Procession Initiative for embodying the greatest levels of loyalty to, and love for the nation, as well as keenness on promoting the values of gratitude, cohesion between the leadership and the people, fraternity, love and unity between the Emirates of the nation.

The celebration yesterday included an airshow and a boat show displaying the UAE flag.

The Flag Procession was a parade which set off from Fujairah and toured all the emirates before arriving in Abu Dhabi. Seven emirates in seven days.

The flag hoisting celebration was attended by H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, H.H. Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, H.H. Sheikh Rashid bin Saud bin Rashid Al Mu'alla, Crown Prince of Umm Al Qaiwain and H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras al-Khaimah.

It was also attended by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region, H.H. Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ruler`s Representative in the Eastern Region, H.H. Sheikh Saif bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, H.H. Sheikh Surour bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor, H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, H.H. Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy National Security Advisor, H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, Sheikh Hazza bin Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Under-Secretary at the Court of the Ruler's Representative in the Eastern Region, Abdullah Al Masaood, Chairman of the National Consultative Council (NCC), ministers, senor officials and military and police officers, and a large audience of people. – Emirates News Agency, WAM

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