Hamdan bin Zayed chairs new RCA Board meeting

WAM ABU DHABI, 4th August, 2013 (WAM)–H. H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in the Western Region and Chairman of the Red Crescent Authority (RCA) has stressed that the late father Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan will remain a symbol for humanitarian work locally and internationally.

He cited the impact of his work in alleviating the suffering in the sisterly and friendly countries across the globe, noting that the beneficiaries still remember his good deeds that did not differentiate between races, religions, sects or region.

While chairing the RCA Board meeting, Sheikh Hamdan hailed the huge role shouldered by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to follow up the legacy chalked out by the late Sheikh Zayed, citing the campaign launched by the UAE President “Egypt in Our Heart” – the RCA was tasked to implement the campaign.

He also commended the campaign launched by the Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to dress one million needy children around the world, adding that the RCA was assigned to implement it.

Sheikh Hamdan praised His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces for his sustainable humanitarian work locally and abroad. He also thanked H. H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister, on the efforts of UAE Embassies and envoys for overseeing the implementation of the RCA projects abroad.

He also thanked the UAE armed forces for their vital role in supporting the RCA relief activities locally and externally.

Sheikh Hamdan called on philanthropists to continue supporting the RCA efforts to further upgrade the humanitarian and relief work.

Earlier Sheikh Hamdan welcomed the chairman and members of the RCA’s new board, thanking the old board for their valuable efforts.

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