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UAE President attends ninth edition of Union Fortress military parade on Yas Island

UAE President attends ninth edition of Union Fortress military parade on Yas Island
5 Nov 2023 21:54

President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, on Sunday, attended the ninth edition of the Union Fortress military parade organised by the Ministry of Defence on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.

The parade showcased an array of Armed Forces units and formations, each demonstrating their high state of readiness and advanced defensive capabilities. These units, equipped with cutting-edge technologies, exemplified exceptional efficiency and professionalism in executing mock-up defense operations. In collaboration with the Ministry of Interior, Abu Dhabi Police, and other security agencies, the Armed Forces presented live demonstrations.

These mock-up combat scenarios highlighted the skill and professionalism of personnel from the Armed Forces, Presidential Guard, and police force as they carried out their assigned tasks in highly challenging conditions and complex situations.

On this occasion, His Highness praised the high readiness of the Armed Forces and security forces, the advanced level of their members and units, and the sophisticated capabilities they possess.

His Highness confirmed that the Armed Forces have faithfully guarded the UAE's developmental journey for decades and will continue to be a symbol of the nation's resilience and honour.

His Highness commended the security forces for their vigilance in effectively upholding community safety and security.

Expressing gratitude, he extended his appreciation for their dedicated national service.

The Union Fortress 9 military parade was attended by His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Presidential Court; His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi along with a number of Sheikhs, ministers and high-ranking state officials.

In attendance as well were Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defence Affairs, and Issa Al Mazrouei, Armed Forces Chief of Staff along with a number of top brass, invitees and members of the public.

Source: WAM
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