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Nation needs energy of its citizens to continue progress, says Mohammed

Nation needs energy of its citizens to continue progress, says Mohammed

Mohammed bin Rashid gets Ramadan greetings from army, police commanders

By (Wam)

Published: Mon 29 Jun 2015, 2:07 AM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:53 PM

Shaikh Mohammed meets Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police Major-General Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina at Zaabeel Palace in Dubai on Sunday. -Wam 

Dubai - His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has received greetings on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan from commanders and senior officers of the UAE Armed Forces, police and security agencies.

At a meeting at Zabeel Palace on Sunday night, also attended by Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council; Shaikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman; Lt.-General Shaikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior; the army and police commanders wished Shaikh Mohammed good health and happiness and prayed to the Almighty Allah to give the UAE and its people prosperity, further progress, security and stability under the generous leadership.

As he reciprocated best Ramadan wishes to the leaders of the army and police, Shaikh Mohammed wished the gallant armed, police and security apparatuses all success in discharging their duties and tasks. He also wished to upgrade the performance of police and security forces to international standards so as to protect the security, sovereignty and independence of the nation.

Shaikh Mohammed viewed any economic, developmental and security problems as challenges and said “we should address them with resolve and persistence and faith in Allah and belief in our abilities so that we can overcome such possible problems.”

“We built our state with the efforts of our founding fathers, their love for their people, belief in the unity of the loyal Emirati people and through dedication of all available resources to provide the sons and daughters of the UAE with education, training and acquisition of knowledge and expertise and at the end we built an Emirati citizen who is capable of contributing with high efficiency towards nation building.”

“Whatever the state has from its abundant financial resources, high-rise buildings and vast areas, it will never survive without sacrifices and contributions of its sons and daughters. The nation needs the energy, hands and minds of its citizens in every location, every time,” Shaikh Mohammed emphasised, expressing his confidence in the wise leadership and loyalty of the UAE people to their homeland. In this context, he cited a well known proverb:

“A nation that you don’t protect, you don’t deserve to live in.”

Shaikh Mohammed hosted an iftar banquet for his guests.

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