“Men who were here and founded this country, they are men I'm not saying that they were educated at the ‘Sorbonne’, but they learned at the heart of this country. Therefore, you will see giving a warm giving out of this land. Sheikh Zayed "may God have mercy on him", and Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed "may God have mercy on him", and may God have mercy on all other rulers. I lived through this period and we really started this journey, and thank God, the UAE didn't have the capabilities at all. But, with the determination of men, they could develop this country.”
His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, during a discussion with the media about the unification of the UAE, November 2014.
His Highness spoke on the beginnings of the union and its early days, highlighting how the union succeed as a significant project, and maintaining that it reached a level of being exemplary in the birth of a nation and its unity with the people, on a global level.
With the beginning of the union, the only reason for its success is the determination of men, who were responsible, worked tirelessly to develop the country, and headed their ambition with its advancement socially. Such efforts were based on the warm giving, mixed with the love of this land and the nation. The fact that it came from the heart, is the reason success was the achieved. The giving of the wise leadership consisting of the founding fathers and the faith of the whole of society are what made the union not just slogans, but rather incentives that paved the path for the UAE to reach this national cohesion and strong union.
His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah specified the most important characteristics that the men who built the UAE, which are that they were raised from this society. This points towards their deep belonging, their true intention, their pride of the ideals of society and its values. These characteristics were the milestones that strengthened their great efforts towards the building of this nation on solid grounds of union, cohesion and solidarity, which has made the UAE the most beautiful among nations and a role model worldwide.
November 30, 2021 / 5:40 PM
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