Dubai: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Monday met over a lunch banquet marking the advent of the new year, one of the hallmarks of which will be the philanthropic legacy left by the nation’s founder, the late Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Shaikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs and Shaikh Diab Bin Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan were also present on the occasion.
Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid and Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed exchanged greetings on the advent of the New Year which has been declared the ‘Year of Zayed’ by President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to serve as a symbol of the values of giving and tolerance cherished by the UAE since its establishment.
They congratulated the people of the UAE, wishing all segments of Emirati society and people of the world sustained successes and prosperity.
Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid and Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed reviewed a number of topics related to the campaign of giving championed by the UAE across its history.
They underlined the importance of continuing development across all domains of life in the country, empowering the UAE nationals, and inculcating values of citizenship and loyalty to the homeland.
Ali Bin Hammad Al Shamsi, Deputy Secretary-General of the Supreme National Security Council, and Khalifa Saeed Sulaiman, Director General of the Department of Protocol and Hospitality in Dubai also attended the banquet.