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AD CP honours Emirati heroes of national duty


Sheikh Mohamed speaks with a participant of the Empowering Women for Peacekeeping course. WAM

ABU DHABI: His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, yesterday honoured a number of Emirati heroes of national duty in recognition of their significant efforts to advance humanitarian work overseas.

Lt. General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, attended the ceremony which took place at Qasr Al Bahr Majlis.

Sheikh Mohamed expressed his pride in the heroic acts made by the Emirati people who exemplify the finest values of loyalty and belonging to the UAE land through their noble deeds in the within the UAE and overseas. Sheikh Mohamed wished them luck in serving their nation across all fronts.

The Abu Dhabi Crown Prince presented the UAE Second Class Medal to Colonel Ali Al Kaabi, Colonel Saeed Al Ketbi, Group Captain Saif Al Mazrouie, Colonel Mohammed Al Sumaiti, Wing Commander Salem Al Baloushi, and Commander Yousef Al Suwaidi.

He decorated Flight Lieutenant Sheikh Mohammed bin Suroor Al Nahyan, Flight Lieutenant Ahmed Al Ketbi and Captain Abdullah Al Dar’i with the UAE Fourth Class Medal. Sheikh Mohamed also honoured martyr Major Humaid Al Shamsi with the UAE Third Class Medal and His brother Mohammed received the medal.

Present at the Majlis were Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ruler’s Representative in Al Ain Region, Sheikh Sorour bin Mohamed Al Nahyan, Issa bin Zayed

Sheikh Mohamed received at Qasr Al Bahr Majlis yesterday a delegation of the Military and Peacekeeping Programme for Arab Women, being held in Abu Dhabi.

The programme is set to contribute to preparing women officers for the United Nations peacekeeping operations worldwide.

Sheikh Mohamed welcomed the participants in the programme, implemented by the Ministry of Defence at the Khawla Bint Al Azwar Military School in Abu Dhabi in cooperation with General Women’s Union, GWU, and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, known as UN Women. The Abu Dhabi Crown Prince underlined the contributions and important role played by Arab women in serving their homeland and society.

Sheikh Mohamed added that enhancing Arab women’s skills and capabilities in peacekeeping and security fields contributes to preparing qualified Arab women cadres who play an effective role in serving their peoples and maintain regional and international security and peace.

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Sheikh Mohamed yesterday received at Qasr Al Bahr Majlis the first certified Emirati women firefighters, who have recently graduated from a Women Firefighting Course in Sharjah.

“The UAE woman is always proving her worth in performing all the national tasks assigned to her, excelling herself in fulfilling her responsibilities and meeting her obligations,” Sheikh Mohamed told the Emirati firefighters after congratulating them on their graduation from the course.

“The UAE, under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, set women’s empowerment on top of the country’s national priorities, with women now being true partners and contributors to the national developmental drive and strategic plans for the nation’s present and future,” the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince continued to say. The graduates expressed their appreciation for the paramount concern paid by the country’s wise leadership to Emirati women and hailed the support provided by the UAE President and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince for empowering women across all walks of life.

Bolivia President

Sheikh Mohamed yesterday received the President of Republic of Bolivia, Evo Morales, to expand the scope of bilateral relations.

The meeting occasioned a review of the prospects for growing cooperation across various fronts, particularly in areas of investment, economy, development and tourism in addition to an array of issues of common concern.


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