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REPORTS - NATIONAL DAY 2002

Tunisian paper hails UAE achievements in three decades

Posted on 15/12/2002

Tunis - The Tunisian Newspaper "Al Wifaq" yesterday hailed the progress the UAE had achieved in various fields in just three decades. In a main article on the UAE's 31st National Day, the paper attributed the great economic and cultural accomplishments of the UAE to the wise policies of President H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and other Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates. "The UAE has achieved the Arab dream in unity, progress and cohesion," it said, describing the UAE ...  >>MORE

UAE Embassy in Australia celebrates National Day

Posted on 14/12/2002

Canberra - The UAE Ambassador to Australia, Khalifa Bakheit Al Falasi, yesterday held a ceremony on the occasion of the UAE's 31st National Day in the city of Perth, capital of Western Australia. Present at the ceremony were a number of Australian officials, businessmen and media representatives. In a statement on the occasion, Falasi said that the UAE foreign policy was based on co-operation, mutual respect and good relations. He said that relations between Australia and the UAE had seen a ...  >>MORE

UAE embassies in celebrate National Day

Posted on 12/12/2002

UAE embassies in various parts of the world continue to celebrate the 31st anniversary of the country's National Day, which fell on December 2. In Washington, the UAE Ambassador to the United States, Al Asri Saeed Al Dhahiri, held at the Embassy last night a reception, which was attended by senior US officials, heads of diplomatic missions, business tycoons, senior officials from the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, as well as heads of the Arab-American organisations. The ...  >>MORE

UAE diplomatic missions abroad celebrate National Day

Posted on 12/12/2002

The UAE diplomatic missions abroad have celebrated the 31st anniversary of the UAE National Day. The missions in Doha, Beirut, Madrid, Moscow, Amman, Colombo, and Consulate General in Bander Abbas, Iran, held receptions which were attended by senior officials and members of the diplomatic community in those countries. The UAE envoys used the occasion to highlight the country's achievements over the last the three decades, under the leadership of President H.H Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al ...  >>MORE

UAE Embassies in South Africa and Thailand celebrate National Day

Posted on 10/12/2002

The UAE Embassy in South Africa yesterday celebrated the 31st National Day with a ceremony participated by a number of South African officials and foreign diplomats. In a statement on the occasion, Ali Thani Al Suweidi, UAE Ambassador, praised the level of relations between the UAE and South Africa. South African Education Minister, Kadir Ashmal, who attended the ceremony also lauded the level of ties between the two countries. He also conveyed to the Ambassador the greetings of South African ...  >>MORE

World leaders greet Zayed, Maktoum

Posted on 03/12/2002

President H.H Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan has received congratulatory cables on the occasion of the 31st National Day from Sheikh Jaber al Ahmad Al Sabah, Emir of Kuwait and Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman. The President also received similar cables from heads of state and kings of Libya, Syria, Morocco, US, Sweden, Turkmenistan, Belgium, Cote d' Ivoire, Tanzania, India, Indonesia, Germany, Netherlands, Greece, Austria, Russia, Republic of Korea, Romania, Pakistan, Eritrea, Iran, ...  >>MORE

National Day celebrated with fervour

Posted on 03/12/2002

The sky over Abu Dhabi's Corniche was lit up with spectacular display of colourful fireworks last night, and spectators crowded the Corniche Street and the Breakwater to witness the event which began at 10.30pm. The fireworks display was organised by Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry as part of the National Day celebrations to pay tribute to President His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan for his guidance and wise leadership in developing the country. The fireworks were ...  >>MORE

UAE federation first Arab model of unity

Posted on 03/12/2002

To mark the 31st anniversary of the UAE National Day, the Zayed Centre for Co-ordination and Follow-up has published its latest book "The UAE First Arab Experiment in Union" to share people's happiness and pride in their achievements. The study points out that it was not only the first Arab attempt at union, that grew and became stronger despite all the odds and obstacles it encountered last three decades since its inception in 1971, but it is also considered a living Arab model of unity ...  >>MORE

Book on leaders sheds light on UAE history

Posted on 03/12/2002

To mark the 31st National Day, the Zayed Centre for Co-ordination and Follow-Up (ZCCF) has published a book titled 'Leaders in the History of the UAE'. The book is a biography of the first generation of rulers of emirates, including Their Highnesses late Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Ruler of Ajman, late Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Mualla, Ruler of Umm Al Qaiwain, and late Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Sharqi, Ruler of Fujairah, who laid the foundations for the future of the UAE with their ...  >>MORE

UAE NATIONAL DAY REPORT 2002 - ETISALAT

Posted on 02/12/2002

The Emirates Telecommunication Corporation, ETISALAT, is steadily but confidently making strides towards achieving its objectives. According to ETISALAT's 2002 third quarter report, the corporation had chalked a net profit of Dh1.9 billion while its total revenue stood at about Dh5.9billion. The corporation's total revenue for the whole of 2002 is expected to reach Dh8billion. This is against Dh7.5billion achieved last year and Dh6.930billion in 2000, Dh6.190billion in 19999 and ...  >>MORE

31st National Day Statement by Hamdan bin Zayed

Posted on 02/12/2002

The UAE Federation, under the wise leadership of the President HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates, has made tremendous achievements in the field of environmental conservation. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Deputy Chairman of the Environmental Research and Wildlife Development Agency (ERWDA), stressed the importance of coordination and cooperation between various ...  >>MORE

UAE 'respected member of human family': Sheikha Fatima

Posted on 02/12/2002

The UAE has gained international reputation and ranks today among the world's nations as a respected member of the human family and a strong proponent of values of peace, tolerance and human fraternity, said H.H Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, the President's wife of and Chairwoman of the UAE Women's Union. In a statement to "Dira'a Al Watan” magazine on the occasion of the 31st anniversary of the UAE National Day, Sheikha Fatima said: "Our ship has been kept afloat over the last three decades, ...  >>MORE

Zayed: UAE looks to future with optimism, confidence

Posted on 02/12/2002

President H.H Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan has said that the UAE looks forward to the future with optimism, confidence, and enhanced determination to complete its efforts of building a modern state that is more responsive to the aspirations of its citizens for prosperity and progress. In a statement on the occasion of the 31 anniversary of the UAE National Day, Sheikh Zayed said that in spite of the formidable achievements that had been made, the country still has a long way to go, which ...  >>MORE

31st National Day Statement by Umm al-Qaiwain Ruler

Posted on 02/12/2002

H.H. Sheikh Rashid bin Ahmed Al Mualla, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Umm al-Qaiwain, said:”As the UAE celebrates its 31st anniversary of the federation, we welcome this occasion with utmost joy for what the union have brought to us in various achievements, which, our older generations before the existence of the federation, will see as impossible to achieve. Sheikh Rashid added: "Our union begins its fourth decade in the new millennium, faced with several challenges, including the ...  >>MORE

UAE 'most successful federal model'

Posted on 02/12/2002

UAE leaders today praised President H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan as the founder of the modern UAE. They said the country, under his wise leadership, had achieved great progress and prosperity in a record short time, winning great respect and accolades at regional and international levels. To mark the 31st anniversary of the UAE's National Day, a number of UAE leadership, spoke to the "Dira'a Al Watan” magazine to expressed their joy on this happy occasion and share their ideas on ...  >>MORE

31st National Day Statement by Sharjah Ruler

Posted on 02/12/2002

H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah has congratulated President H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and other members of the Supreme Council and Rulers of the emirates on the 31st anniversary of the UAE National Day. In a statement to "Dir al Watan”, on the occasion, Sheikh Sultan praised the achievements of the federation, which, he said, was a very successful experience, which continues to grow from strength to strength. He ...  >>MORE

31st National Day Statement by Ras Al Khaimah Ruler

Posted on 02/12/2002

H.H. Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, said that there is no doubt that December2, stands out as a special day in the memories of the UAE people. In a statement to "Dir al Watan”, on the occasion, Sheikh Saqr said that December2, is a day that will always be remembered as it stands for the renaissance of a modern country with a dynamic leadership, whose tireless efforts led to the popularity of this part of the world, he said. "As we ...  >>MORE

31st National Day Statement by Ajman Ruler

Posted on 02/12/2002

H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member Ruler of Ajman described the establishment of the UAE federation as "a landmark in the Arab and Islamic history”. Speaking to the "Dir al Watan” magazine on the 31st anniversary of the UAE's National Day, Sheikh Humaid said that the celebration underlines the significance of the event, which is the springboard of our renaissance”, he said. He noted that the achievements realised by the UAE since the establishment of the federation ...  >>MORE

31st National Day statement by Fujairah Ruler

Posted on 02/12/2002

H.H. Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah, said the December 2 was a critical juncture in the history of both UAE and Arab-Muslim nation. 'Under the prudent leadership of H.H. President Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and his fellows their Highnesses Supreme Council Members and Rulers of emirates, the UAE has earned an honourable position at regional, Arab and international forums and has become an active player within the world family, gaining ...  >>MORE

Khalifa hails unique position of Armed Forces

Posted on 02/12/2002

H.H Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, said that UAE " will continue supporting and activating national structure pivots and Shura while preserving its religious, cultural and social peculiarities.” In a statement to the " Dira'a Al Watan " magazine on the occasion of the UAE's 31st National Day, Sheikh Khalifa hailed " the distinct position UAE Armed Forces are enjoying in the region and their positive and active ...  >>MORE

Visionary leader behind great achievements: Deputy Prime Minister

Posted on 02/12/2002

Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, has said that although the UAE federation is a novel experience, yet achievements made so far are " marvellous.” In a statement on the occasion of the 31st National Day, Sheikh Sultan attributed the achievements to " the brilliant ingenuity " of President H.H Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan who, he said, had shown new skills of a visionary leadership. " The President has laid an entirely independent and judicious approach to governance ...  >>MORE

Mohammed: Major strides put UAE on threshold of new era

Posted on 02/12/2002

The significant strides that the UAE has made over the last three decades under the leadership of President H.H Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, have propelled the country to the threshold of a new era, said Lt. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Minister of Defence. In a statement to "Dira'a Al Watan” magazine on the occasion of the UAE National Day, Sheikh Mohammed said: "This anniversary comes as a source of pride and inspiration for us to redouble ...  >>MORE

UAE NATIONAL DAY REPORT 2002 - Oil

Posted on 02/12/2002

Oil industry in UAE has been influenced by political and economic developments at regional and international arenas during 2002. However, the UAE government has succeeded in addressing these developments, thanks to its far-sighted oil policy and cooperation with the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). In this context, UAE took part in the GCC Oil Cooperation Committees meeting, held in Muscat in October, the 8th Energy Forum in Osaka, Japan, on September 21 and the 7th Arab ...  >>MORE

Empowerment of women crucial for UAE society: Sheikha Fatima

Posted on 02/12/2002

In every aspect of national effort, Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, wife of the President H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and President of the UAE General Women's Union, continues to be a pillar of strength to the country. In this wide-ranging, exclusive interview with "Gulf News,” published today in a special supplement on the occasion of the 31st UAE National Day, Sheikha Fatima discusses issues important to the UAE society in general, and women in particular. This ...  >>MORE

UAE NATIONAL DAY REPORT 2002 - Foreign Policy

Posted on 01/12/2002

Since the formation of its federation in 1971, the UAE has consistently pursued an even-handed and judicious foreign policy that is based on the principles of non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries, respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of nations and inadmissibility of acquisition of territory by force, as enshrined in the United Nations' Charter. Following a successful drive on the domestic level to lay down the foundations of the country's ...  >>MORE

UAE NATIONAL DAY REPORT 2002 - Women set for nation-building role

Posted on 30/11/2002

Exclusive Interview: Women set for nation-building role History will soon be made when women become members of the Federal National Council (FNC), said Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Wife of President His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and Chairperson of the UAE General Women's Union, in a wide-ranging exclusive interview with Gulf News on the eve of the 31st anniversary of UAE National Day. Sheikha Fatima disclosed that the Union will soon present a list of ...  >>MORE

UAE NATIONAL DAY REPORT 2002 - Central Bank

Posted on 30/11/2002

UAE GDP growth put at 8.4pc; oil sector grows 7.7pc This is the statement made by Mohammed bin Eid Al Muraikhi, Chairman of the UAE Central Bank, to mark National Day. In order to reduce the impact of oil price fluctuations on the country's economy, the UAE in 2001-2002, has adopted an economic policy that depends on diversified sources of income. However, oil remains the major source of income as the country has oil and natural gas reserves sufficient for a further 200 years. At the same ...  >>MORE

UAE NATIONAL DAY REPORT 2002 - Red Crescent Society

Posted on 30/11/2002

The UAE Red crescent Society, RCS, continue to make significant appearances in areas of conflicts and disaster stricken areas, reaching out to people in distress, particularly in Palestinian occupied territories and Afghanistan. The RCS has always moved swiftly to give the needed humanitarian assistance and support to those who deserve them in various disaster stricken areas in all parts of the world. In a statement, Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs ...  >>MORE

Civic body spruces up Capital

Posted on 27/11/2002

The capital and its surroundings have been decorated with five million colourful light bulbs and 300,000 UAE flags to mark the 31st National Day celebrations. The decoration has been done by Abu Dhabi Municipality. "We have decorated the streets and roads with five million colourful light-bulbs and 300,000 UAE flags, in addition to victory arches on the main roads and highways," said a spokesman of the municipality. The arches, according to the official, also carry the portraits of Supreme ...  >>MORE

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