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RAK Ruler Speech on UAE's 43rd National Day Anniversary

posted on 02/12/2014: 2462 views

H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras al-Khaimah, has congratulated President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Supreme Council Members, Their Highnesses the Rulers of the Emirates, and the UAE people, on the 43rd National Day anniversary.

Here is the full text of the Speech: "Sons and daughters, courageous officers and soldiers of our Armed Forces, I greet you on the occasion of the country's 43rd National Day and also greet your loyalty and commitment to your duty towards our beloved country. Today, we celebrate an anniversary very precious to our hearts as it represents a landmark in the history of this beloved country which will remain a symbol of the unity of our land and represents also the aspiration of the leadership and the will of the UAE people.

It is the 43rd anniversary of the establishment of the UAE. During the event, we remember the founder of the Union, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

Sheikh Zayed's far-sighted and exceptional leadership were the first factors for the establishment of the Union, that resulted in the establishment of a federal and modern country and one of the fastest growing countries in the cultural and human development fields.

I also pay tribute to the founding fathers who realised from the beginning that they have joint destiny, that the unity of the land and the future, as well as leadership, should be under one flag.

The homeland carries all means of progress, security and decent life for Emiratis in the light of achieving justice, equality, brotherhood and tireless work, as well as provision of aid to underprivileged people, distressed and fraternal peoples.

Dear Emiratis, thanks to the wise leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Supreme Council Members, Their Highnesses Rulers of the Emirates, the UAE, through the past decades, could build a cultural country that has achieved a lot at the global level as a regional hub at all walks of life.

On this occasion, we renew our loyalty to the symbol of our unity and leader of the development march, President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who followed the legacy of the founding fathers and contributed with his sharp vision and wise leadership to establish factors of national values as well as harnessing the federal country's assets and gains for the benefit of the homeland and UAE citizens, within a prudent policy that puts the Emiratis as a base of development and loyalty.

The empowerment policy that has been adopted by the leadership, aimed to involve UAE citizens in the cultural renaissance, represents the reality and based on the idea that says that building the nation is in the hands of the UAE citizens.

The UAE affirms this truth as we see the contribution of Emiratis in the private and government sectors, in addition to their tireless work to achieve the country's overall renaissance. We can also see their contributions in the international arenas as they have occupied prestigious places in international organisations as they embody the pioneering role of the country in the global events. All these contributions are a result to the wise policies of Sheikh Khalifa towards Emiratis.

As a result of that, we express our loyalty, appreciation and gratitude to Sheikh Khalifa on the occasion of the celebrations of the UAE's 43rd National Day anniversary.

Dear Emirati youth, as we read the stories of the achievements of the federal government, we see the progress that has been made by UAE citizens, who were and still the cornerstone of building the country to achieve a prosperous future as well as promoting principals of pride for all Emiratis.

Today, we have the right to be proud of what the country has attained in its 43rd National Day anniversary as well as the gains of the overall renaissance in a short period of time, all these contributions are based on our national identity, deep-rooted Arab heritage, as well as a commitment to federal principals. We also believe that the Union is our destiny as it is for the coming generations. We have only to choose to attain security, stability, progress and welfare, to support our federal country and wise leadership in order to address challenges and obstacles so as to preserve our national gains to position the country among the advanced countries.

Today, the whole world is looking at the UAE experience, as founded by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and the relentless work of UAE citizens, and sees one of the most successful experiences, a role model in the international arena, from which people glean the successful march of a nation that believes in the unity and cohesive principles between the leadership and people to achieve progress.

Brothers and sisters, our brave soldiers and officers of the Armed Forces, on this occasion, out of my deep belief in the role of the Armed Forces, I hail its role as it is represents the strong shield of the country. We should also remember their sacrifices and pioneering role in the field of preserving the country's successful federal experience as well as their role to preserve international security and stability as well as national gains, thanks to the role of His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, who has worked on promoting the UAE Armed Forces level and its preparedness to discharge its missions.

Finally, I congratulate President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and wish him good health, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Supreme Council Members, Their Highnesses Rulers of the Emirates, and the people of the UAE on the occasion of the celebrations of UAE's 43rd National Day anniversary, praying to the Almighty to grant permanent security, stability, progress and welfare under the wise leadership." – Emirates News Agency, WAM


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