Nahyan bin Mubarak reiterates UAE’s support for Palestinian Cause

Abu Dhabi, 14th February, 2015 (WAM) — Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, has reiterated the UAE’s support for the Palestinian Cause, being the central issue of all Arabs.

Sheikh Nahyan was addressing the first charity and auction gala organised by the Bethlehem University in Abu Dhabi on Thursday to raise funds for its library.

In his address to the audience, read on his behalf by Sheikh Mohammed bin Nahyan Al Nahyan, Sheikh Nahyan said the event in his view embodies the fraternal ties between the UAE and Palestine under the wise leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, which supports the legitimate right of the Palestinian people to a stable, secure life in their independent state with Jeruslaem as its capital.

Drawing the attetion to the achievements made by the Bethlehem University since it was founded forty years ago, Sheikh Nahyan said the Palestinian university has evolved today into a progressive institutions embracing latest practices and thoughts and committed to instilling good morals in its graduates so as to serve their community and the humanity at large.

Sheikh Nahyan noted that the role of the Palestinian national universities is an integral part of the Palestinian struggle for freedom, dignity and independence.

That role which is associated with the reality and ambitions of the steadfast Palestinian people, he added, signifies the full confidence of the promising future of Palestine and the ability of its brave people to achieve all national goals and objectives.

Concluding his address, Sheikh Nahyan expressed the hope that the university would pursue its successful progress despite obstacles and snags placed by the brutal Israeli occupation.

On his part, Vice Chancellor Peter Bray expressed thanks to the UAE leadership, Sheikh Nahyan and his son for their kind patronage of the event and their support for the university to endure challenges.

Khairy Al Aridi, Palestinian Ambassador to the UAE, embassy staff and a crowd of Palestinian residents in the UAE.