Dubai: Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, today met with members of the search and rescue team of Dubai Police and the Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services who took part in the ‘Gallant Knight 2’ operation in the Turkish city of Kahramanmaraş.
Lieutenant General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, accompanied Sheikh Hamdan during the meeting that took place at Expo City Dubai.
Sheikh Hamdan highlighted the UAE’s commitment to providing humanitarian aid to those in need in times of adversity, guided by the ideals of the UAE’s Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The UAE today, under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and the support of the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates, remains committed to providing a helping hand to communities around the world facing crises, he said.
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Sheikh Hamdan praised the heroic role and high levels of efficiency of the teams from both entities who joined the UAE search and rescue crew as part of the operation to support people that were affected by the devastating earthquakes that recently hit Turkey and Syria. The teams took part in the rapid response, recovery and rehabilitation stages of the operation.
During the meeting, he was briefed by Colonel Khalid Ibrahim Al Hammadi, the leader of the search and rescue team, about the team’s rescue operations in the Turkish city, which was heavily affected by the earthquakes. The success of the mission reflects the advanced capabilities of the Emirati team in dealing with emergencies.