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UAE Armed Forces set a benchmark for the region and beyond: Chief of Staff of Armed Forces

UAE Armed Forces set a benchmark for the region and beyond: Chief of Staff of Armed Forces
5 May 2024 12:31

ABU DHABI (WAM)


Staff Lieutenant General Issa Saif Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Chief of Staff of the UAE Armed Forces, affirmed that the unification of the Armed Forces was not just a military decision, but rather a cornerstone in building a strong and united country capable of protecting its security and stability and ensuring a bright future for its citizens.

In a speech on the occasion of the 48th anniversary of the unification of the Armed Forces, Al Mazrouei said, “I extend my warmest congratulations to President and Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Presidential Court, and the Supreme Council Members, Their Highnesses the Rulers of the Emirates; Crown Princes and Deputy Rulers on the occasion of the forty-eighth anniversary of the unification of the Armed Forces, which took place on May 6, 1976.”

He added, "This day is considered one of the important national days in the contemporary history of the United Arab Emirates and a historical milestone that we celebrate every year at the level of our Armed Forces. We are proud of this fateful decision in the march of unity, when our wise leadership, represented by the founding fathers, decided to unify the ranks of the Armed Forces under one leadership, thereby enhancing the stability of our state and protecting its capabilities and achievements."

The Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces said, "The decision to unify the Armed Forces was an important and decisive step, confirming the strategic vision and leadership wisdom exemplified by the Founding Father the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan, and his brothers, the rulers of the Emirates at that time. Since then, we have been following the path of progress and development, as our Armed Forces have witnessed significant developments in organisation, armament, and training, making them a model to be emulated in the region and the world.

He further stated that the unification of the Armed Forces was not just a military decision, but rather a cornerstone in building a strong country capable of protecting its security and stability, and ensuring a bright future for its citizens. This decision served as the foundation for our Armed Forces to build effective defence capabilities, emphasising the importance of cooperation and joint work to achieve national goals.

In his speech, Lt.Gen. Issa Saif bin Ablan Al Mazrouei continued, saying, “On this cherished anniversary, we reaffirm our commitment to the UAE, both government and people, to continue developing and equipping our Armed Forces with the latest technologies and trained human resources, to enhance their readiness and preparedness to face future challenges. We also commit to intensifying our efforts to enhance military cooperation with our partners and allies, to ensure security and stability in the region and the world.”

He extended thanks and appreciation to all members of the Armed Forces, in various units and specialties, for their dedication and continuous efforts in serving and protecting the nation.

He also saluted their honorable families and the families of the martyrs, who have made sacrifices to raise the name of the UAE in various fields.

In conclusion, Al Mazrouei stated that the UAE will continue to move forward towards achieving more accomplishments.

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