ABU DHABI, 3rd November, 2015 (WAM) — The Department of Finance – Abu Dhabi, DoF, participated today in the Flag Day celebrations for the third consecutive year, which coincided with the anniversary of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s accession to the P residency of the country.
Hamad Al Hurr Al Suwaidi, Chairman of the Department of Finance, congratulated 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, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates, praising their wise leadership and dedication to the nation and their roles in maintaining security and a prosperous life for the Emirati people.
Al Suwaidi said, “Flag Day has become an annual celebration that marks pride, loyalty and a sense of belonging to the country and trust in its wise leadership. This day also represents UAE institutions’ commitment to develop the nation and strengthen its position as a beacon of civilisational humanity, pride and glory. The UAE flag will always remain in the hearts of the people and fluttering in our sky, reflecting our nation’s pride and the wise leadership of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.”
Al Suwaidi raised the UAE flag at 12:00 p.m. at DoF’s headquarters and participated in a rendition of the country’s national anthem in the presence of Mohammad Sultan Ghanoum Al Hameli, Director General of DoF- Abu Dhabi, senior officials from DoF, alongside a number of department directors and DoF employees.
The General Administration of Abu Dhabi Customs also took part in the national celebrations, with employees raising the flag in front of the administration’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi, and at various land, sea and air customs centres in the emirate.