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UAE grants citizenship to 309 children of Emirati mothers

WAM/Abu Dhabi
Filed on November 25, 2017

This is not the first time children were granted citizenship

The UAE has granted citizenship to 309 children of Emirati mothers.

The committee tasked with implementing the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, reviewed and approved the list of applicants submitted by the Ministry of Interior, in its latest meeting.

Ahmed Juma Al Za'abi, deputy minister for presidential affairs, who chaired the meeting, said that the committee's decision coincides with the 46th National Day celebrations and reflects President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed's vision to ensure the stability of the nation's citizens.

The decision is also in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to include the children of Emirati mothers in society and ensure their stability, Al Za'abi added.

He also commended the continued efforts of HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, deputy prime minister and minister of presidential affairs, in guiding the committee's work, creating a significant impact on the implementation of the tasks entrusted to it.

Al Za'abi called on the new citizens to abide by the principles of the state and its constitution, and to play a sincere and dedicated role in the country's journey of progress and prospe


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