Nahyan bin Mubarak stresses wise leadershipand#039s keenness on supporting Palestineand#039s just cause

ABU DHABI, 21st November, 2015 (WAM) — Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, and Chairman of the General Authority for Youth and Sports Welfare, has reiterated the keenness of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to put the UAE among the first countries which support all the Palestinian institutions that serve the community and the mankind as well as extend support to the Palestinian people’s right to a free and decent, safe and stable life.
In his speech at a ceremony hosted by the Welfare Association (WA) yesterday at Etihad Towers, Sheikh Nahyan said, “The meeting embodies UAE’s connection with Palestine and our strong support to Palestinian institutions, as well as the strong fraternal ties with the brave Palestinian people.”
He also emphasised that the UAE sees Palestine as the first Arab cause and strongly supports Palestinians until the complete restoration of their rights. He added, ”We always express our confidence that the Palestinians will be able to achieve all their objectives and aspirations.”
He also welcomed members of the WA’s Board of Directors as well as its successful march for the development and humanitarian work in Palestine.
Faisal Alami, chairman of WA’s Board of Trustees extended the Palestinian people’s appreciation to the UAE’s honourable and supportive stances to the Palestinian Cause as well as to its wise leadership of 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 and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. He added that the UAE support has been an Emirati legacy since the era of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
In her speech, WA’s Director General Tafeeda Jarbawi extended thanks to Sheikh Nahyan for patronising the ceremony as well as her appreciation of the UAE’s wise leadership for its continued support to the Palestinian people and the association.