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UAE's Permanent Representative to the UN hosts reception on the occasion of 42nd National Day

posted on 05/12/2013: 2479 views



New York: Ambassador Lana Nusseibeh, Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates Mission to the United Nations, yesterday hosted a reception on the occasion of the 42nd Anniversary of the National Day of the United Arab Emirates, in the presence of Sheikh Dr. Hazza bin Sultan Al-Nahyan.

The reception, which was held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, was attended by Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Dr. John Ashe, President of the General Assembly, Lakshmi Puri, Assistant Secretary-General of the UN and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, and the President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, David Miliband.

Also present were a number senior UN Officials, as well as ambassadors accredited to the UN and the diplomatic and consular corps represented in New York, senior New York City Government Officials and prominent personalities from various sectors and institutions, such as NYU and Guggenheim.

In her remarks, Ambassador Nusseibeh welcomed the attendees and outlined the U.A.E.'s achievements since its foundation in 1971. Ambassador Nusseibeh also celebrated the U.A.E.'s successful bid to host EXPO 2020 and expressed her gratitude for the support Member States had given the U.A.E..

She re-affirmed the U.A.E.'s commitment to the United Nations and its principles and said, "The U.A.E. is a firm believer in the importance of multi-lateralism and the benefits of a strong and effective United Nations. The UN is the embodiment of a global collective interest and my country is a believer in that ideal". She reiterated her commitment to continue deepening the relationship between the U.A.E. and the UN, especially in the areas of humanitarian assistance, gender equality, development and the promotion of international peace and security.

Speaking at the reception, Ambassador Nusseibeh congratulated 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, Their Highnesses Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates, His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the U.A.E. Armed Forces, H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister, H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union (GWU), Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation and Chairwoman of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and the people of the U.A.E.. – Emirates News Agency, WAM

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