ABU DHABI // Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed has praised the role of Sudan, under the leadership of President Omar Hassan Al-Bashir, in joining the Arab Coalition and its support for the Saudi-led operation to bring hope to Yemen.
The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces also praised the performance of Sudanese forces in field operations, alongside other Arab Coalition forces.
“In the name of the children of the UAE, we present our salutations and appreciation for you honouring us and we renew the gratitude for this honourable stance against interventions that aim to change the identity of the region and divide its nations to serve both regional and external agendas,” Sheikh Mohammed said.
Sheikh Mohammed met President Al-Bashir at the Sea Palace in Abu Dhabi on Monday.
President Al-Bashir said Sudan’s support for the Arab Coalition is a duty as it represents one of the requirements of Arab security.
“It is an honour for us that we have a role with brothers in preservation of security, stability and the interests of the Arab countries,” he said.
During the meeting, President Al-Bashir recalled the efforts of the UAE’s Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed, to unify the people of the region and join them under one banner. He described Sheikh Zayed as the “Teacher of Generations”.
He also expressed his happiness and appreciation at being honoured with the Zayed Medal.
The reception was attended by Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed, Ruler’s Representative in the Western Region; Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ruler’s Representative in the Eastern Region; Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation; Lt Gen Sheikh Saif bin Zayed, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior; Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed, Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court; Sheikh Omar bin Zayed, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation; Sheikh Khalid bin Zayed, Chairman of the Board of Zayed Higher Organisation for Humanitarian Care and Special Needs, ZHO,; Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, as well as a number of other Sheikhs and senior officials, reported Wam, the state news agency.