ABU DHABI, 29th April, 2019 (WAM) — The Federal Youth Authority Monday organised Fakhr ( Arabic for Pride) Forum 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.
In the presence of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah, and H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the first-ever Fakhr forum saw Emirati war heroes narrate tales of valour, challenges, and sacrifices on battlefronts in Yemen.
Commenting on the forum, H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed said the UAE national service recruits set a role model for giving and sacrifice for their homeland and for sparing no efforts to preserve and protect the country’s national gains.
The Forum started with an introductory note by Shamma bint Suhail Faris Al Mazrui, Minister of State for Youth Affairs, where she spoke high of the support provided by the UAE leadership for preparing national cadres capable of achieving the nation’s ambitions.
“We are proud of partnering with a leader who believes in the potential of youth and is working every day for preparing national generations loving and sacrificing for their homeland,” she added.
Delivering the forum’s keynote speech, the RAK Crown Prince spoke of his experience on the battlefront in Yemen, saying he finds pride in answering the call of duty along with a group of the country’s young men, including H.H. Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Sheikh Shakhbout bin Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan.
Fakhr Forum is one of the initiatives by the Emirates Youth Council that promotes pride for sacrificing for the country.
Attending the forum were H.H. Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Department of Transport; Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance; Pilot Staff-Brigadier Sheikh Ahmed bin Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan; Chairman of the UAE National Service and Reserve Authority; Sheikh Ahmed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Chairman of the RAK Petroleum Authority, and Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan.
Attending the meeting as well were Ahmed Juma Al Zaabi, Minister of the Federal Supreme Council at the Ministry of Presidential Affairs; Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs; Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Industry; Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defence Affairs; Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development; Hessa Essa Buhumaid, Minister of Community Development; Dr. Ahmad bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi; Minister of State for Higher Education and Advanced Skills; Dr. Sultan bin Ahmad Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State; Shamma bint Suhail Faris Al Mazrui, Minister of State for Youth Affairs; Zaki Nusseibeh, Minister of State; Sarah bint Yousif Al Amiri, Minister of State for Advanced Sciences; and a number of Sheikhs and ministers along with more than 500 national service recruits and young delegations from across the Emriates.