Top UAE officials pay rich tributes to King Fahd

DUBAI/FUJAIRAH/AJMAN — Officials in the country paid tributes to late King Fahd bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia and offered condolences to the Saudi royal family and the people and of Arab and Islamic world on his death.

By Eman Al Baik, Afkar Abdullah And Salah Al Dabarki

Published: Tue 2 Aug 2005, 10:27 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 7:08 PM

Mohammed bin Butti Al Abdouli, Member of Sharjah Consultative Council: 'King Fahd was one of the symbols of the Arab and Islamic nations. He was a distinguished personality, contributing effectively towards stability in the region with clear political stand on issues concerning it.

“He also worked for the growth of economy in his country, and that was in harmony with the region's welfare. Together with other rulers in the region, King Fahd worked sincerely to foster relationship among GCC countries.”

Abdul Aziz Buhandi, Office Manager for the Eastern Zone of Sports and Youth Authority Welfare: 'The demise of King Fahd is a great loss for both the Arabic and Islamic nations. He was a symbol of wisdom, and played a vital role in international issues with focus always on the welfare of his people as well as of the Arab and Islamic world at large.

“As for the Gulf region, his role is undisputed. He was always in the forefront in seeking Gulf unity and solidarity. His role in supporting the GCC and other regional countries, besides other events like the 1990 Kuwait crisis, when he headed the Arab leaders' call for independence of Kuwait, is well acknowledged.'

Captain Saeed Rashid Al Sharqi, Deputy Massafi Chief of Police: 'The late King was a global and historical figure, who was universally acknowledged for his perception, philanthropy, prudence, love for world peace and justice.

“UAE nationals are particularly distraught and distressed by the depressing news, as our relationship with Saudis is brotherly and most amicable one. These strong historical ties are well established. We are confident that the new Custodian of the Two Holy Shrines, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, will follow in the footsteps of King Fahd and boost the cooperation between the two nations for the welfare of the Arabic and Islamic nations. He is a worthy successor.'

Saeed Mohammad Al Kindy, of Rehabilitation Centre, Fujairah: 'We are certain the Saudi people will uphold the dreams and goals of late King Fahd in strengthening the ties between Saudi Arabia and the Arab world to achieve Arab solidarity and unity.'

Emad Rashid Alay, a Fujairah official in the Sports and Youth Authority Welfare: 'The Gulf people have lost an outstanding figure, who was beloved and respected because of his amazing achievements locally, regionally and internationally.'

Brigadier Ali Majid Al Matroushi, Director General of Ajman Police Department: 'It is a big loss for both the Muslim and Arab nations. His deeds embodied his title as the Custodian of the Two Holy Shrines by working sincerely for the welfare of the Arab and Muslim nations, in addition to his own people.'

Brigadier Ali Saeed Al Matroushi, Director of Traffic and Accident: 'King Fahd was a historic figure and his deeds and vision were acknowledged at all levels, local, regional and international. I extend my deepest condolences and sympathy to the Royal family and the people of Saudi Arabia.'

Ali Al Hamrani, Director of Ajman Municipality: 'It was shocking to hear about the news of King Fahd's demise. The man was one of the greatest leaders in the world. He was a man with vision, wisdom and justice who worked for the welfare of humanity based on his strong belief in brotherhood, understanding and peace.'

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