UAE leaders attend virtual ceremony.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces virtually attended a wedding reception hosted by Al Nahyan family and congratulated to the daughter of His Highness Sheikh Tahnoun Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Sheikh Mohammed shared some photos of the wedding reception alongside with a caption: “While virtually participating in the wedding reception hosted by Al Nahyan family. Congratulations to Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed and Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa. God bless them and bless the UAE people with happiness and joy.”
Sheikh Mohamed wrote on his Twitter account: “Protecting the UAE during these challenging times is a shared responsibility. Following precautionary measures during our social events guarantees our safety as a society, and supports our country's efforts in combating COVID-19”.
The leaders praised the family’s decision to host a simple reception.
“My warmest congratulations go to Sheikh Mohammed Bin Sultan bin Khalifa and Sheikha Fatima Bint Tahnoun bin Zayed on their blessed marriage. I was pleased to communicate with the newlyweds and their family through video conferencing. I wish them joy and good fortune,” Sheikh Mohammed tweeted.
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan expressed appreciation to this initiative of hosting a simple ceremony, given the current circumstances of COVID-19 pandemic.
They called on others to follow such an example when hosting social events in compliance with the safety precautions, necessitated by the outbreak of the pandemic and referred to many solutions provided by modern technology for social gatherings.
They also renewed calls for cooperation with the concerned authorities that are working very hard to contain the pandemic.
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid and Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed engaged in cordial talks about the issues of concern to the country and to the citizens and emphasised that the UAE is capable of overcoming all challenges posed by this global pandemic.
Congratulations were also offered through video calls by various other royals of the UAE.
The royal court has announced a three-day mourning in Sharjah.
The picture reveals Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid is a much-loved man and is being surrounded by children and family members.
He wished President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa good health and happiness to continue the development drive and enhance the country's achievements and gains.
The United States has about 700 troops in Somalia focused on helping local forces defeat the al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab insurgency. The mission has received little attention in the United States, but has been considered a cornerstone
Authorities have apprehended, warned and penalised around 700,000 people since March for violating measures such as ignoring physical distancing and not wearing masks, police data shows.
"The approval of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine will add a further important layer to the kingdom's national COVID-19 response," said Mariam Al Jalahma, CEO of the National Health Regulatory Authority...