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UAE's Sheikh Abdullah to colleagues: Consider me a brother, friend

Abu Dhabi - With commitment, solidarity and science, we can fight Covid-19: Foreign Minister

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan

By Wam

Published: Tue 26 Jan 2021, 1:46 PM

Last updated: Tue 26 Jan 2021, 1:52 PM

“I owe you and your families and I hope you will consider me a colleague, brother or friend.”

This is how Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, greeted the employees of the ministry in a virtual session.

He expressed appreciation for the ministry’s efforts in confronting the coronavirus pandemic. “With commitment, awareness, solidarity and the embracement of science, we will be able to tackle the negative repercussions of the pandemic,” he said.

During the virtual session, he expressed his recognition of their valuable efforts during this time.

“Each one of you, and your families, deserve the country’s thanks and gratitude. You all have sacrificed your time, effort, and health in dedication to serving the country, serving its citizens and residents; embodying the principles of the United Arab Emirates.”

Sheikh Abdullah praised the hard work of “colleagues” at the Foreign Ministry, and others at different entities, which include “citizens and residents, employees and volunteers”, for practising caution and listening to the “voice of science”.

Sheikh Abdullah affirmed that the country cannot confront the effects of the pandemic without “awareness, collaboration and the adoption of knowledge”.

Addressing employees, he stated: “Your greatest service is in fact to highlight your true good character, which we are proud of.”

The session brought together more than 40 employees from the ministry’s various departments.

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