Saudi paper praises UN for Zayed honour

RIYADH - A leading Saudi newspaper yesterday praised the UN for the posthumous honour it conferred on Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan as the world body selected the great UAE visionary leader among the winners of the coveted “Champions of the Earth” award in recognition of the his lifetime commitment to protect environment.

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Published: Fri 22 Apr 2005, 11:35 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 7:06 PM

In its yesterday’s issue, the Arabic-language daily Al Riyadh described the posthumous selection of Shaikh Zayed for the award as a “tribute to his efforts in protecting the environment and in recognition of the enormous regional and international contributions of Shaikh Zayed to agriculture, afforestation, protection of endangered species and creation of natural reserves.”

The paper also highlighted the statement made by the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, after accepting the award, in which he said the UAE was proud of this gesture by the international community.

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