Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, attended on Tuesday the 46th graduation ceremony of Air Cadet and Cadet Pilot officers of the Air Faculty Cadet Officers at Khalifa bin Zayed Air College in Al Ain, UAE national news agency WAM reported.
H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, and H.H. Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ruler`s Representative in the Eastern Region, accompanied Sheikh Mohammed.
Also attending the event were Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defense Affairs, Lt. General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, Sheikh Hazza bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Under-Secretary of the Court of the Ruler’s Representative in the Eastern Region, and others.
After the UAE National Anthem, Sheikh Mohammed inspected the cadets. The graduating cadets then saluted Sheikh Mohammad before taking their oath.
Sheikh Mohammed presented the top cadet officer graduates, including graduates from Kuwait, Qatar and Kingdom of Bahrain, with appreciation awards. He congratulated them and wished them success in serving their country and peoples. He also praised the college and described it as a glorious academic edifice for Emirati male and female youth.
Following the conclusion of the ceremony, Sheikh Mohammed took a commemorative photo with the graduates. Sheikh Mohammed expressed his pride in the graduates and their commitment to serve and protect their country, and called on them to continue their training and to strive for more academic achievements so that they can one day serve as leaders in the UAE Armed Forces.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum also received Armed Forces Commanders and Officers, members of the diplomatic corps accredited to the UAE, and Military Attachés of Embassies of fraternal and friendly countries, at the VIP Hall in the Khalifa bin Zayed Air College in Al Ain.