Sheikh Khalifa Pays Tribute To UAE's Armed Forces

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 05 May 2021
Sheikh Khalifa Pays Tribute To UAE's Armed Forces

In a statement to mark the 45th anniversary of the Armed Forces Unification Day, carried by the 'Nation Shield' journal, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed paid tribute to the officers and soldiers "who have contributed, with loyalty and devotion, to establishing the foundations of our Armed Forces."

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has said that supporting and advancing the UAE Armed Forces and defense industries will remain a strategic priority.

The decision to unify the Armed Forces under one flag and one central leadership was a wise one and underscored the vision of our Founding Fathers to establish the foundations of a strong federal nation capable of maintaining its security and defending its interests.

Emirati citizens and the nation’s defenders, this year, the 45th anniversary of the unification of our Armed Forces, coincides with a new era as the country is foreseeing new horizons and establishing a new comprehensive development goal for the next 50 years, through proactive long-term plans and visions.

Since its establishment in 1976, the military has been a key driver of the national development process and has defended the country and created a safe environment for maintaining this process. Over the past 45 years, our Armed Forces have trained the Emirati youth, promoted the values of patriotism, loyalty and sacrifice, and reinforced the national identity among them.

The Armed Forces also play key roles in combatting extremism and terrorism, taking part in regional and international alliances, rescuing victims, providing aid, resolving conflicts and peacekeeping.

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