His Excellency Ahmed Mohamed Al Hameeri, Secretary-General of the Presidential Court, stated that, "As we celebrate the United Arab Emirates’ 51st Anniversary, we are all confident about the country's great future under the wise leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates and leader of the Journey of Progress and Civilisation.
“We extend our congratulations to President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and Their Highnesses the Members of the Federal Supreme Council and Rulers of the Emirates, as well as to His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court, on this cherished national occasion.
"The anniversary of the Union is an occasion for all citizens of the United Arab Emirates to renew their loyalty and allegiance to the wise leadership, and to celebrate the noble meanings and values that this occasion represents. It is these that demonstrate the ability of its people to overcome difficulties and challenges, their pride in their country, and their constant willingness to work hard and with dedication to achieve lead rankings for their country in various fields of development, prosperity and well-being,” His Excellency added.
His Excellency stressed that the civilisational achievements, development projects and humanitarian works that have made the United Arab Emirates a beacon of excellence, a symbol of union and an oasis of peace and human fraternity have been accomplished over the past five decades. This is thanks to the forward-looking vision of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who was faithfully followed by the late Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, leader of the Empowerment Phase.
Today, this blessed journey continues under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, such that the UAE sets an example for the rest of the world in terms of building and qualifying individuals, the advancement of society, the development of the UAE's economy, the preservation of its security and the defence of its sovereignty, lending a hand to the needy, and establishing the values of tolerance, co-existence and peace.
His Excellency concluded by saying, “We pray to Allah to protect our wise leadership and to bless the citizens and residents of the United Arab Emirates with His generosity and grant them success, and to perpetuate the blessings of security, safety, goodness and prosperity.”