UMM AL QAIWAIN, 1st December, 2022 (WAM) -- H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mu'alla, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Umm Al Qaiwain, stressed that 2nd December, 1971, marked the start of a bright future after the late Founding Fathers established the UAE, making the people's long-sought wish a reality.
In his statement to 'Nation Shield', the UAE Armed Forces' magazine marking the 51st UAE National Day, Sheikh Saud said, "Over a short period of time, our country succeeded in becoming a strong competitor and launching mega projects across space sciences, peaceful nuclear energy and renewable energy production, among other sectors."
"The late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan realised that progress and development are linked to unity and combining efforts to advance the nation. Therefore, he took a courageous decision, with support from his brothers, the Founding Rulers, to found the United Arab Emirates, and provided the country with all the components required to catapult the UAE on its fast-paced journey of development, thus, creating one of the most successful models of unity," he added.
"On the 51st National Day, we also recall the significant efforts of the late Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan in enhancing the UAE's prominent regional and international stature and making it one of the world's most advanced countries," he further said.
Sheikh Saud congratulated President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and Their Highnesses Supreme Council and Rulers of the Emirates, as well as the UAE people on the occasion of the country's 51st National Day.