The Sheikh Zayed Bridge lights up in Saudi colours in Abu Dhabi.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, have sent messages of congratulations to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, on the occasion of the Kingdom's 92nd National Day.
The UAE leaders also dispatched similar messages to Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence of Saudi Arabia, on the occasion.
Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed said, “Congratulations to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, my brother Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, and the Saudi people on the occasion of Saudi National Day. May God bless the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with continued progress and prosperity.”
Sheikh Mohammed tweeted: "On the Saudi National Day, I congratulate the Kingdom and King Salman Bin Abdulaziz and his crown prince. I pray to Allah to perpetuate goodness for them. The Kingdom and the Saudi people have feelings of love in our hearts. They are our family and our brothers. We are proud of our cohesion at present and in the future. We will be together forever, InshaAllah”.
The United Arab Emirates will celebrate Saudi Arabia’s 92nd National Day on 23rd September with large-scale official and popular celebrations, under the theme, "Together Forever KSA-UAE," underscoring the deep-rooted relations between the two countries.
The UAE’s major landmarks and many official and private entities have started decorating their headquarters with Saudi flags, and shopping malls have announced special events and activities on the occasion.
The close ties between the UAE and Saudi Arabia are a distinguished model, and their mutual history has many examples of overall cooperation, including in the areas of politics, diplomacy, the economy and culture.
In 2016, the two countries established the Saudi-Emirati Coordination Council, which aims to establish a joint vision to strengthen and maintain their mutual ties and consolidate their integrated economic systems.
The UAE and Saudi Arabia share the same vision and stance on various topics and regional and Arab issues of mutual concern thanks to their shared principles that support regional and international security and peace.
The bilateral relations between the two countries were strengthened by the efforts of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and the late King Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. Their relations reached the level of a full partnership under the rule of the late Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the late King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
Subsequently, the leaderships of the two countries, President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and King of Saudi Arabia, are continuing to enhance their bilateral ties and upgrading them to the highest levels.
The leadership of the two countries has shown their keenness to celebrate national occasions in the two countries, underscoring their deep-rooted ties.
Their cultural and social relations embody the geographical and social cohesion between their peoples based on a mutual cultural heritage.
Their close cultural relations are highlighted by the signing of many joint agreements and programmes, as well as the level of cultural cooperation between major institutions and individuals in both countries.
Moreover, the economic and commercial ties between the UAE and Saudi Arabia represent a distinguished and rich model of cooperation in building a better future.
The value of their non-oil trade exchange in the first half of 2022 totalled US$17.9 billion, compared with US$16.8 billion in the same period in 2021 while the growth of their non-oil trade exchange in the first half of this year was 6.6 percent compared to the same period in 2021.
Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid, and Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed dispatched similar messages to Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdul Aziz, the Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence of Saudi Arabia.
In a statement to Nation Shield magazine on the occasion of the 48th UAE National Day, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid added, "We will continue to deliver the future for our generations to come."
President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a message of congratulations to King of Thailand Maha Vajiralongkorn, on the occasion of his country's National Day, which is marked on 5th December.
UAE's Embassy in London welcomed over 500 friends from the UK, UAE, and internationally to a grand reception at London’s famed Natural History Museum in South Kensington to commemorate 51 years since the founding of the UAE.
"On this day, we commemorate the bright memory of the Founding Fathers, led by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and his brothers, the Founders of the Nation, as well as their determination, wisdom and vision that established the Union.”
President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan said that the 51st UAE National Day is a day to recall lessons of the past, and look at the present with awareness and contemplation, while looking to the future with hope, optimism and confidence.