H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, attended on Friday the graduation ceremony of his son, H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (photo), and several Emirati cadets at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the United Kingdom, UK, Emirates news agency WAM reported.
Also present were H.H. Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman and Chairman of Ajman Executive Council; H.H. Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Adviser; H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation; H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Adviser to the UAE President; H.H. Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of the Executive Council and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Office; H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan; Sheikh Tahnoun bin Saeed bin Shakhbout Al Nahyan; Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Nahyan, Board Chairman of Abu Dhabi Airports; H.H. Sheikh Hessa bint Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Sheikha Salama bin Mohammed bin Hamad Al Nahyan.
Graduates of Course 201 of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst included Sheikh Humaid bin Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, who was awarded the Hudson’s Horse Medal, Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Sheikh Nahyan bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Mubarak Humaid Matar Al Diree, Humaid Mubarak Ahmed Al Junaibi and Ahmed Yousif Al Hammadi.
The Guest of Honor and the parade’s Inspecting Officer was Sir Patrick Sanders, Commander United Kingdom Strategic Command, representing Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth.
During the commissioning ceremony, the cohort marched on and performed drill movements and received their graduation certificates before posing for photos with the faculty and instructors.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed met with the Emirati graduates, exchanged cordial talks with them and congratulated them on their graduation, wishing them success in their careers.
He urged them to work hard to continue reinforcing their knowledge and skills. He further thanked members of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and the instructors.
The ceremony was also attended by Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Affairs Authority; EAA, Mansour Abdullah Belhoul Al Falasi, UAE Ambassador to the UK, and Mohammed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Under-Secretary of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court.
Earlier, Sheikh Mohamed and British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, discussed bilateral relations and ways to drive cooperation in various fields. The also reviewed several regional and international issues of mutual interest.
These discussions took place after Johnson received His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed on Thursday in 10 Downing Street.
During the meeting which was attended by H.H. Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Adviser, and H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the two sides also reviewed the historical and strategic ties of friendship between the two nations and common interests in various fields.
Attending from the British side were Lord Edward Lister, Interim Chief of Staff and Senior Strategic Advisor to the Prime Minister; the Private Secretary of the Prime Minister; David Quarrey, Deputy National Security Adviser; and Patrick Moody, British Ambassador to United Arab Emirates.
As part of his visit to the United Kingdom, Sheikh Mohamed also met Thursday in London with HRH Prince Charles Philips, Prince of Wales.
Prince Charles welcomed Sheikh Mohamed’s visit to the UK and thanked him for his noble feelings and solidarity with the people of the UK during these challenging times the world is currently going through.