Paris: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, met with a group of UAE students attending French universities and institutes during his tour of the Louvre Museum in French capital Paris on Wednesday.

While learning about their specialisations and academic conditions during the meeting, Shaikh Mohammad urged them to work hard and make diligent efforts to excel in their study so as to contribute — along with their other peers — in the development of the homeland.

“My children, you are the ambassadors of the UAE overseas and serve as bridges of communication and interaction to convey the bright image of your country, its values of tolerance and coexistence and its civilisational and humanitarian progress to other peoples and nations,: Shaikh Mohammad said while addressing the Emirati students.

Shaikh Mohammad said he was delighted at meeting with the students and checking on their conditions, affirming that Emirati students inside and outside the country are at the centre of the leadership attention, which he added, will spare no effort to provide all adequate methods and resources to support them in their quest to reach their academic goals and excel in order realise their nation’s aspirations.

For their part, the students expressed their joy at meeting Shaikh Mohammad, pledging to live up to the leadership’s expectations and confidence by obtaining the highest academic qualifications so as to contribute in the country’s development and progress. They also thanked the UAE leadership for providing them with every possible services, assistance and support to pursue their academic journey.

Among those who attended the meeting were Shaikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation; Reem Bint Ebrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation; Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Affairs Authority; and Mohammad Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Department of Culture and Tourism in Abu Dhabi; Mohammad Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Under-Secretary of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court; and Lieutenant General, Essa Saif Bin Ablan Al Mazrouei, Deputy Chief of Staff of the UAE Armed Forces.