UAE achieves the impossible: Sheikh Khalifa hails Hope Probe success

Dubai - UAE President credits success to solid institutional collaboration and a bold vision.



Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed.
Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed.

By Web Report

Published: Tue 9 Feb 2021, 9:47 PM

Last updated: Tue 9 Feb 2021, 9:50 PM

The UAE President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has congratulated Emirati citizens and residents and people of the wider region after the Hope Probe entered its Martian orbit.

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The Emirati mission is the first Arab interplanetary mission.

Hailing the historic breakthrough, Sheikh Khalifa said: “This historic achievement would not have been possible without the persistence and determination to implement the idea that emerged at the end of 2013 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who followed it up closely until its success.”

He also praised the efforts of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, in dedicating all kinds of support needed to make the dream come true.

“Thanks to both leaders and the team of scientists and engineers behind the project for proving to the world that the UAE is capable of achieving the impossible.”

Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed hailed the space project, which was the outcome of solid institutional collaboration and a bold vision that aimed to serve mankind and the international science community.


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