Mohammed bin Rashid opens 3rd ordinary session of FNC – expanded

2013-11-11 20:47:03
WAM ABU DHABI, 11th November, 2013 (WAM) — Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum today opened the 3rd ordinary session of the 15th legislative chapter of the Federal National Council, in the presence of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Their Highnesses the Crown Princes of the Emirates.
The opening ceremony of the session was attended by H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, H.H. Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman, H.H. Sheikh Rashid bin Saud bin Rashid Al Mu’alla, Crown Prince of Umm Al Qaiwain, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras al-Khaimah.
Also present were H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Ahmed Juma Al Za’abi, Deputy Minister for Presidential Affairs, Lt. General Misbah bin Rashid Al Fattan, Director of the Office of the Vice-President, Khalifa Saeed Suleiman, Director-General of Dubai Protocol and Hospitality, a number of Sheikhs, Ministers, civilian and military senior officials and heads of diplomatic missions accredited to the U.A.E.
The opening ceremony began with the arrival of Sheikh Mohammed at the FNC headquarters. He was welcomed by FNC Speaker Mohammed Ahmed Al Murr, and members of the general secretariat. The national anthem of the UAE was played and Sheikh Mohammed inspected the guard of honour and exchanged greetings.
After a recitation from the Holy Quran, Shaikh Mohammad opened the third session of the 15th legislative chapter of FNC, praying to Almighty Allah that “House will continue to work for the good of the country and its people.” FNC Speaker Mohammed Ahmed Al Murr delivered a speech thanking President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Their Highnesses Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates, for their sustainable support to the FNC s march and its role in serving the citizens and the country.
Al Murr affirmed the approach adopted by His Highness the Head of State to promote and develop political life in the country, ensuring stability and the development of political awareness among its citizens away from alliances and political extremism.
“Sustainable development in various fields is not possible without stability of our country, which is the basic factor to achieve its renaissance and sustainable development and ensuring decent life for its people, ” he said.
FNC Speaker reviewed, during his speech, the achievements made by the Council in its past edition in terms of discussion of many laws and legislation that referred by the government and took the recommendations that serve the nation and the citizen for promoting the march of the Union.
Sheikh Mohammed, then, delivered the opening speech of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan in which he began: “In the Name of Allah, The most beneficent, the most merciful, we inaugurate the third ordinary session of the 15th legislative chapter of your esteemed council, appreciating your truthful efforts and your cooperation with the government in UAE’s march toward achieving success, which was laid down by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and the Founding Fathers.
In his speech, Sheikh Mohammed affirmed the importance of participation of the sons and daughters of the nation in building a modern state, praying to Allah the Almighty to achieve the aspirations of our people and the well-being, prosperity and stability for the people of this dear nation.
Commended the role of the FNC in building a modern state, vibrant state institutions, law and justice Sheikh Mohammed said: ” We, as leadership seek happiness of our people in all areas and regions of the state ….. and we will be not happy and comfortable, if the sons and daughters of the land are not so, as we want them.” WAM/AM/HM WAM 1520 2013/11/11 END WAM/TF

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