2nd December, 1971, the start of historic breakthrough: Mansour bin Zayed


H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court, said that President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan is confidently leading the UAE towards the future and strengthening the foundations of a comprehensive development process to create a strong country established by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and empowered by the late Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

In his statement to ‘Nation Shield’, the UAE Armed Forces' magazine marking the 51st UAE National Day, Sheikh Mansour said that 2nd December, 1971, was the start of a historic breakthrough where words and wills united, which led to the formation of the UAE and its political stability, economic prosperity and distinguished foreign relations.

The​ UAE has established successful regional and international ties based on the principles of moderation, cooperation and mutual respect, as well as the values of tolerance, peace and dialogue, he added.

“The 51-year journey of the country has led to many economic, political, cultural and social achievements, most notably its social empowerment, which enabled the Emirati community to build the country and contribute to the sustainable development process,” Sheikh Mansour further said.

Sheikh Mansour then congratulated President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and Their Highnesses Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates, on the spectacular occasion.

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