Sunday 29 September 2013

Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior delivered a lecture today on national security at the NDC.  A group of top officers from the UAE Armed Forces and the Police attended the lecture.Present were Lt. General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rmeithi, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces; Lt. General Saif Abdullah Al Sha’far, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior; Major General Nasser Lakhrebani Al Nuaimi, Secretary General of the Office of HH Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior; Major General Staff Pilot Rashad Mohamed Salem Al Saadi, Commandant of the National Defense College; a number of undersecretaries and directors at the Ministry of Interior; and NDC participant students .At the opening of his speech, His Highness stressed the unique solidarity between the Emirati people and their wise leadership, which represents the major foundation for the unmatched development, prosperity, security and stability that are being witnessed today. “The responsibility to achieve complete and constant security across the homeland is not exclusive to military and police departments, but to all concerned civil and private sectors. It is very important to collaborate effectively among different components to achieve public benefit,” His Highness said. His Highness expressed that the confidence in the NDC’s Higher Council and the honor bestowed onto it by making His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, as its Chairman will enable it to become a new stream for stability, security and prosperity in the country. This stability is attributed to the wise leadership of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and his brother His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. His Highness said: “It gives me great happiness today to witness the fruits of this tree that was planted by the hands of the leaders on our country’s land, as I see this distinguished academic institution spreading its light and providing modern skills and knowledge to the homeland’s elite sons. It hosts people from different sectors, qualifies, and develops them to take the lead in the front lines protecting our homeland. It also enables them to identify and evaluate the challenges of national security. Those graduates, who are committed to the glory of their homeland, work around-the-clock for their country’s security and their people’s prosperity. They defend their land, and raise their flag high in the sky and over the sea.”