Khalifa expresses gratitude to leaders, well-wishers

AL AIN — The President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, on Wednesday praised Their Highnesses Members of the Supreme Council and Rulers of the Emirates, Crown Princes, Deputy Rulers, Shaikhs, Emiratis and expatriates for showing noble feelings on his return after medical treatment abroad.

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Published: Fri 24 Sep 2010, 1:02 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 4:43 PM

Shaikh Khalifa said this as he welcomed at Al Rawda Palace well-wishers, including the Speaker and members of the Federal National Council, senior FNC employees, top officials, dignitaries and citizens. General Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, other Shaikhs, ministers and senior officials were also present.

“My heart is charged with thanks and gratitude for every one of you .... the true feelings you have shown towards me underline your sincere love to this country which is dear to all of us. This affirms your originality and faithfulness to your homeland and loyalty to your leadership,” Shaikh Khalifa said while addressing the children of the UAE. The President affirmed that the UAE people have offered with heartfelt spontaneity all meanings of loyalty, including their allegiance to the dear country and solidarity with its leadership.

He said “This overwhelming sentiment and noble stance carry the sublime significance of love of the homeland, putting on our shoulder additional sense of commitment to strive — with the aid of God — to achieve your ambitions and aspirations.

“I put my hands on yours and call all of you to work tirelessly for the progress of our country and elevate its image in the world,” Shaikh Khalifa added.

The President also sent special thanks and tributes to leaders of sisterly and friendly countries for their true fraternal feelings.

The well-wishers expressed their delight at meeting Shaikh Khalifa and wished him good health and well being.

A number of people recited poems on the happy occasion, praising the progress and prosperity the UAE has made under the wise leadership of Shaikh Khalifa. —

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