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UAE doing its best to alleviate the sufferings of the deprived: Hamdan

posted on 10/11/2003: 602 views


Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, has said that the UAE was doing its best to alleviate the sufferings of the weak and the vulnerable, as well as the victims of conflicts and natural disasters in every parts of the world.



Sheikh Hamdan, who is also the Chairman of the UAE Red Crescent Society, RCS, said this was being done in line with President H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's policy, which strongly supports peace initiatives and respect for international law and agreements, which provide protection for victims and the affected people of conflicts, human and natural disasters., adding that what the world was witnessing today in terms of conflicts and aggressions in stark violations of human rights, were against all heavenly religions, which call for respect for human beings and aim at giving them the dignity they rightly deserve.



These violations, he added, were totally against the international laws and norms, which also seek to protect human beings, protect their dignity and alleviate their sufferings. Sheikh Hamdan who made the remark in a statement during the opening ceremony of the 7th Ramadan and Eid Festival, being jointly organised by the RCS and the General Exhibitions Corporation, GEC, said that the festival had become a regular feature which carries various messages and values, which Sheikh Zayed continues to strive to entrench in the UAE society since he assumed office as the president of the UAE federation.



He pointed out that the festival reflects the best form of solidarity with humanitarian issues and depicts the civil and humanitarian aspect and qualities of the UAE people, who, he said, were not only concern about themselves but also bear at heart the sufferings of others elsewhere and strive to help alleviate those sufferings. He cited the UAE RCS representatives spread in various parts of the world trying to alleviate the sufferings of the deprived and the poor and to put some smile on their face. Sheikh Hamdan reiterated the RCS commitment to put forward all its human and material resources in the service of the weak, poor and the vulnerable.



He commended the support the UAE people and philanthropists give to the RCS to enable it discharge its duties effectively. Khalifa Nasir Al Suwaidi, RCS Board Chairman also spoke on the occasion, during which he said the festival came to coincide with the 32nd anniversary of the establishment of the UAE federation, championed by President H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and his brethren, Their Highnesses Members of the Supreme Council Rulers of the Emirates. He praised Sheikh Zayed and the UAE leadership for the support they continue to give to the RCS. He also commended the President's Wife and Chairwoman of the UAE General women's Union, Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, as well as Sheikh Hamdan for their continuous support to the organisation. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM)

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