Shaikh Mohammed addresses the nation

Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Shaikh Mohammed said that UAE’s achievements wouldn’t have been possible if God hadn’t set for us a tryst with history.

By (WAM)

Published: Tue 1 Dec 2009, 11:25 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 3:46 AM

In an address to the nation given across the Dira al Watan (Nation Shield) Magazine on the occasion of the 38th National Day of UAE, Shaikh Mohammed said that the march of glory is setting foot into the era of empowerment and is building the road into the solid future.

“It is leading the country and its people under the vision of the leader of the march, my brother His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, from success to success, from achievements into achievements and from excellence to excellence”, he said.

Shaikh Mohammed also said that the country has become more developed, its security more safeguarded and its position more revered and more effective at home and abroad.

“Here is our economy which has become stronger and more cohesive”, he said.

Shaikh Mohammed said: “In spite of the weight of the consequences of the global financial crisis, the wheel of progress and achievement in our country did not stop turning”.

Spelling out his vision for the future, Shaikh Mohammed said: “We are determined to achieve the great renaissance in all areas, to get to the highest levels in education, to reach to the first place in the world with our infrastructure, facilities and services and to the best known practices in the world with the excellence in government performance”.

Shaikh Mohammed also said: “Knowledge is the visa for our safe passage to future. Culture is the vessel of our identity and values”.

He continued: “We are moving forth with strong will for enhancing integration between the federal and local frameworks, for raising the efficiency of government authorities through the effective application of the government’s strategy”.

He reiterated: “Ambitions will remain the ally of our plans, big goals will remain our objectives, nobility of our nation and welfare of the citizens will remain the compass that guides us and orientates our work”.

The following is the full text of his speech:

Dear compatriots,.

Peace and God’s mercy and blessings be upon you.

I greet you all on our 38th National Day, and congratulate you and myself for the accomplishments and successes of our country in the past year, led by my brother His Highness President Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

On this glorious day, I thank and praise God Almighty, and invoke Him to perpetuate his divine grace on us, and help us to succeed in our work, to perform our duties, to strengthen us in the right path and to guides us towards all that will bring good of our country, our people and our nation.

As we celebrate today our union, we reminiscence the march of our life and cherish the memories of our accomplishments. Our hearts throb with love for those who are not with us today, but are always present in our hearts filling us with pride and glory. I pay tribute to our father, who founded and built and cared for our nation, late Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan and to his brother, deputy and partner in placing the first brick of our federation, father late Shaikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum.

May God give them the abode of peace.

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