'Mohammed's election meets the ambitions of UAE people'

SHARJAH — The election of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, met the ambitions of the sons and daughters of the UAE at a time when collaborative efforts are needed to push forward the march of development.

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Published: Mon 9 Jan 2006, 10:02 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 6:53 PM

This was said by Brigadier Ali Nasser Al Fardan, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Sharjah Police, in a statement yesterday.

“The decision of the Federal Supreme Council and its approval for choosing Shaikh Mohammed as Vice-President and assigning him to form a new government embodied the ambitions of all nationals at a time of collaboration of strong wills, capable of enhancing the unity of the nation. Shaikh Mohammed will face these huge responsibilities with his strong will and determination. He will be able to further enhance the capabilities of our wise leaderships in facing challenges, making decisions and taking political stands on patriotic issues,” said Brig. Al Fardan.

“We strongly agree on this choice and we congratulate the nation. We pray to Allah to bless Shaikh Mohammed and support him to bear this huge responsibility and help his brothers, Their Highnesses Members of the Supreme Council and Rulers of the UAE,” he noted, adding: “We have great trust in him that he will follow and work for the ideals of late Shaikh Zayed and late Shaikh Maktoum, the founders of the UAE and the builders of its development. The two were visionary leaders who faced huge challenges and transformed the country into one of the most developed countries in the world.”

He prayed: “May Allah rest the soul of Shaikh Maktoum in the heavens.”

Meanwhile, the executive committee of Pakistan Association Dubai, on behalf of the Pakistani community living in the UAE, has expressed its deep grief and sorrow over the demise of Shaikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

"The community mourns his death with the nation and the Al Maktoum family," said representatives of the association in a statement.

“The Arab and the Islamic world has lost a great leader. During his reign, the emirate of Dubai saw tremendous growth in all sectors of the economy. He worked tirelessly for the progress and betterment of the people of the UAE," added the statement.

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