His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, on Wednesday attended the graduation ceremony of the 44th batch of cadet officers from Zayed II Military College in Al Ain.
The ceremony commenced upon the arrival of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid at the college headquarters, where he greeted the graduates while the UAE national anthem played. The officers took a pledge of allegiance to their country and President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, before the Vice President.
Sheikh Mohammed also honored the top eight cadets and wished them success, according to Emirates news agency WAM.
Following the ceremony, Sheikh Mohammed - along with H.H. Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ruler’s Representative in Al Ain Region, Lt. General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, and other senior officers - stood for a group photo with the graduates and expressed his pride in their commitment to serving their homeland.
Meanwhile, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, H.H. Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, also witnessed Wednesday the graduation of the 30th and 31st batches of officer cadets of the Police College, as well as of the 30th university graduate course, the 14th university graduate course, and the seventh master’s degree course, held at the college campus in Abu Dhabi.
Sheikh Saif congratulated the graduates for their success and invited them to continue learning and persevering to acquire the necessary knowledge, which will enable them to return the favor to their homeland and its leadership and ensure that the UAE remains an oasis of security and stability.
The graduation ceremony was attended by Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance, Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, and several Sheikhs, along with Mohammed bin Saeed Al Badi, Former Minister of Interior, a number of ministers and officials from local departments and institutions, and heads of diplomatic missions in the UAE.