Saif bin Zayed: The World has Chosen the “Jewel of the World”

WAM ABU DHABI, 28th November, 2013 (WAM) — Lt. General H.H. Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior has said that the world has chosen the “Jewel of the World”.

“We thank Allah Almighty for granting us this epic win in our bid to host the World Expo 2020, ” he said in his message posted on the Ministry of Interior’s website.

Sheikh Saif credited this global success to the efforts, perseverance and wisdom of the country’s leadership, represented by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and his brother, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, who have endeavored constantly to attain the most prominent local and international achievements.

“I am extremely happy and proud with this national win; but frankly it doesn’t surprise me. The UAE has been a symbol of significant and distinguished achievements,” he said. His Highness also reiterated that the result represent s a huge responsibility; calling upon everyone to redouble the efforts to prepare for this milestone event, to prove our merit to the world.

Concluding, Sheikh Saif expressed his thanks to Emiratis, residents, friends and supporters around the world who supported Dubai’s bid.


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