UAE President Commemorates 48th Anniversary of Armed Forces Unification

UAE President Commemorates 48th Anniversary of Armed Forces Unification

Abu Dhabi, The Gulf Observer: In a poignant address marking the 48th anniversary of the unification of the UAE Armed Forces, President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan reflected on the historical significance of May 6th and hailed the pivotal decision that consolidated the nation’s military prowess.

Recalling the seminal moment in 1976 when the unification of the armed forces was decreed, Sheikh Mohamed underscored the enduring legacy of this decision, emphasizing its role in fortifying the Union and advancing the vision of national unity championed by the UAE’s Founding Father and his esteemed contemporaries.

On this auspicious occasion, Sheikh Mohamed extended heartfelt gratitude and admiration to all members of the armed forces serving across diverse branches. He lauded their unwavering commitment, steadfast dedication, and invaluable contributions to the nation’s multifaceted progress. Additionally, he expressed profound appreciation for the values upheld by the armed forces, which exemplify the essence of the UAE, particularly in their humanitarian endeavors aiding the vulnerable and providing assistance in disaster-stricken areas.

In a solemn moment of remembrance, Sheikh Mohamed offered prayers for the noble souls of the fallen heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of the UAE and its cherished principles. Their indomitable spirit and selfless devotion, he noted, continue to inspire generations as epitomes of patriotism and self-sacrifice.

Looking ahead, Sheikh Mohamed affirmed the unwavering commitment of the armed forces to safeguarding the nation’s sovereignty, fostering development, and underpinning the UAE’s journey of progress. As a stalwart shield for the nation, the armed forces stand resolute in their mission to uphold the values of peace, stability, and prosperity that define the UAE’s identity on the global stage.