Hamdan bin Zayed praises Armed Forces for effective humanitarian role

WAM Al GHARBIYA (WETSERN REGION), 5th August, 2013 (WAM)– H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler’s Representative in the Western Region, emphasised the keen interest of the UAE, under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in providing its armed forces with state-of-the-art weapons and equipment in order to enable them to defend the nation, protect its security, stability, achievements as well as its contribution to international peaceful approach to resolving different issues around the globe.

He also made note of the vital role of the UAE Armed Forces in supporting and implementing the relief operations run by the Red Crescent Authority (RCA) in the UAE and overseas, and their effective contribution to international humanitarian work as well as to international peacekeeping operations in different areas.

H.H Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed made his remarks during his visit last night to Liwa Air Base where he was received by the Lt. General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, Chief of Staff of the UAE Armed Forces, Air Vice Marshal Mohammed bin Suwaidan Saeed Al Qamzi, Commander of the Air Forces and Air Defence, and Staff Major General Pilot Faris Khalaf Khalfan Al Mazrouei, Chairman of Critical Infrastructure ‘&’ Coastal Protection Authority (CICPA).

He also expressed satisfaction with the UAE Armed Forces and Air Defence readiness and the national youth’s sincere determination to give and their high efficiency and strong willingness to acquire necessary skills and use the latest military technology.

H.H Sheikh Hamdan conveyed to the officers, non-commissioned officer and soldiers of the base greetings from President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, as well as their emphasis on the need for ceaseless efforts by the personnel to double efforts to remain loyal soldiers who live up to their responsibilities and sacrifice their lives for the nation.

For their part, the officers, non-commissioned officer and soldiers of the air base renewed allegiance to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and emphasied their preparedness to sacrifice their lives for the nation and to remain its shield.

Concluding his visit to the air base during which he was accompanied by senior officials, H.H Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan had iftar along with the personnel of the base and the Armed Forces high-ranking military officers.

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