H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan (photo), Ruler’s Representative in the Western Region of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), visited the Liwa Air Base in the Western Region, UAE national news agency WAM reported.
He was accompanied by H.H. Sheikh H.H. Sheikh Dhiyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Sheikh Yas bin Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, other Sheikhs and senior officials.
During the visit, Sheikh Hamdan confirmed that the continued support given to the UAE Armed Forces under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, directives of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and the follow up of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has equipped the UAE’s Armed Forces with the latest sophisticated military equipment globally and enabled them to discharge its role through defending the homeland and supporting peace.
He also stressed that the UAE’s Armed Forces, throughout their history, have provided an honorable image that is distinguished with high professionalism in many of the tasks either in safeguarding security and stability of our brothers and friends, and facing the risks posed by circumstances, or keeping international peace and security. They have also assisted in the conflict and disaster areas in many regions across the world.
He reiterated that as in the previous years the UAE Armed Forces are still a symbol of heroism and patriotism. They are respected by everyone as their members embody the meaning of sacrifice, courage and loyalty to the homeland.
He also expressed his pride at the heroic role of the Armed Forces in Yemen aiming to do their duty and protect the legitimacy as well as restore the hope of the fraternal people of Yemen as part of the Saudi-led Arab Coalition in Yemen.
Earlier, Sheikh Hamdan arrived at the Liwa Air Base and was received by Major General Staff Pilot Ibrahim Nasser Al Alawi, Commander Air Force and Air Defense, a number of air force and air defense military officers, and a number of officials.
He greeted officers and non-commissioned officers and members of the Liwa Air Base, conveying the greetings of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
At the end of the visit, he attended a lunch banquet hosted in his honor.