Sunday 31 May 2015
Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has honored the graduates of the second intake of the National Defense College, NDC. A graduation ceremony was held at the NDC campus in Abu Dhabi. The ceremony was attended H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor; H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior; Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development; Lt. General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces; and high ranking military officers. H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid congratulated the graduates for choosing to join the NDC as the right way to senior leading positions where they will add to the UAE's civilisational achievements. He also commended the NDC's high academic level and curricula and said the college was enabled to make this achievement by the unlimited support from, and personal follow up by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Chairman of Supreme Council of the National Defence College. Thanks to his support, Sheikh Mohammed added, the college is now one of the most prestigious strategic education institutions, both regionally and internationally, where citizens who join it graduate with a Masters degree. Major General Staff Pilot Rashad Al Saadi, Commander of the NDC, delivered a speech in which he thanked H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid for his patronage of the ceremony.