Officials. Sheikh Mohammed referred to his initiative on making 19th of
Ramadan, a day that coincides with the death anniversary of the late
Sheikh Zayed, as "Emirates Humanitarian Work Day". All institutions and
categories of community will observe the commemoration anniversary of
Sheikh Zayed, who implanted the seeds of humanitarian work in the UAE.
He added, Emirates Humanitarian Work Day will also mark the honouring of
Zayed as Arab leader and world humanitarian leader as well.
The Vice President said that all Emiratis whether men, women were
serving the Union, noting that Emirati women have so far exhibited their
perseverance. He cited that Emirati women were among the best worldwide
in terms of the university education.
He noted that Emiratis in general were getting good education, training and rehabilitation, thanks to the leadership support.
On honouring the distinguished employees, Sheikh Mohammed said, "We are
always keen on honouring the outstanding employees, because it is a duty
of the leadership to motivate others to follow suit. The honoured from
different institutions did not come to the podium accidently, but
through strenuous efforts that earned them good recommendation from the
committees that oversaw their performance." The Vice President also
talked about the tawteen (Emiratisation), stressing the importance of
tawteen, being a priority of the government to provide jobs for Emirati
youth. He cited the efforts being exerted by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed in
"We have excelled in all fields", he continued, noting that "I want
Emirati people to continue working harder and looking forward to
becoming number one. This is an endeavour Sheikh Khalifa is looking
for." About the coordination among the Gulf Coordination Council for
Arab States, Sheikh Mohammed said the coordination since the inception
of the GCC in early 1980s has been growing steadily to keep pace with
the aspirations of the GCC peoples.
He added that the GCC states are stable, citing the successful
leadership. On the Arab Spring, Sheikh Mohammed said, "it is a
motivation for us to develop our capacities to deal with the changes
with wisdom to ensure security and stability." He noted that media may
refer from time to another to existence of different currents among the
GCC states, but the reality is that the GCC states are closer more than
The Vice President wished for the restoration of stability to the Arab
countries in the wake of the Arab Spring. " We hope for Arab countries,
especially Egypt to restore stability for their significant strategic
depth to the Arab region."
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