Reach out, Mohammed tells charity groups

DUBAI — His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, received on Wednesday evening at Zabeel Palace heads and directors of the charitable and humanitarian organisations in the UAE and exchanged Ramadan greetings.

By (Wam)

Published: Fri 27 Aug 2010, 1:44 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 9:20 AM

Present were Crown Prince of Dubai Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Deputy Ruler of Dubai Shaikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

Shaikh Mohammed praised the charitable organisations’ performance in the humanitarian field and urged them to step up voluntary works in the relief and aid operations in disaster-hit countries.

“You are not alone in that field. You have the backing of our armed forces who move swiftly on getting orders of the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to provide humanitarian relief to peoples suffering natural disasters and conflict, regardless of their creed, religion or colour of skin,” he said.

He called for strengthening coordination among the country’s charitable and humanitarian organisations and the Foreign Aid Coordination Office. He said that the size of the foreign aid provided by the UAE during 2009 reached over Dh9 billion.

Shaikh Mohammed then hosted an Iftar banquet. —

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