‘United due to spirit of Emiratis, leadership’
General Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has affirmed the UAE is able to win international competitions thanks to its “clear vision, wise leadership and loyal nationals, who work in line with a national strategy.”
In his statements to the media during the 42nd National Day celebrations, the Crown Prince said, “I congratulate the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the people of the UAE on this blessed national occasion. The nation is united thanks to the spirit of Emiratis and their prudent leadership.”
Speaking on the participation by residents alongside nationals in the celebrations, General Shaikh Mohammed said, “Today we have many things which are a source of happiness and pride for us. This was only possible by the help of God, the wisdom of the leadership and the active men, who follow wish to achieve goals, which are in the best interest of the nation and its people.
“The UAE is successful due to its loyal people and the residents, who hail from across the globe. Today we share the joy with our brothers and friends, most of whom wish for the best for this nation. No doubt, the UAE, in the past many years, has benefited from residents. We should remember and note that they made efforts and took part in building this nation alongside Emiratis.”
Commenting on the UAE’s successful bid to host the World Expo 2020 in Dubai, he said: “No doubt, many of our Arab brothers and friends consider the UAE and Dubai capable of competitions in different spheres.
We competed and won the bid to host the headquarters of International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena), although we faced competition from major countries.
Today we competed and won the bid to host the Expo. We have seven years to go to 2020, a period during which we will prove to the world that we deserve to host this event.”