Tuesday 14 January 2020

His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, receives on Tuesday, 14 January 2020, the Commandant of the UAE National Defense College and participants of the NDC Course 2019-2020.

During the meeting, His Highness praised the essential role played by the National Defense College, which is a prominent academic institution that contributes to maintaining the high international status of the UAE Armed Forces by enhancing strategic and military skills of the national leaders in order to meet the accelerating requirements and developments in this field. In addition, it takes more active part in developing strategic thinking and advanced security studies.

His Highness stressed the importance of preparing and qualifying both military and civilian leaders and honing their skills in order to identify and assess challenges to national, regional and international security as well as understand the fundamentals and requirements for managing and employing state resources to defend national interests and promote the effective presence of the UAE globally.

His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al-Qassimi urged the participants to continue to work hard and exert more effort in terms of academic achievement so that they could contribute to the country's progress and achieve the vision of the wise leadership and the UAE aspirations with the aim to strengthen its integrated approach in dealing with the regional and international circumstances and to reinforce its sustainable development model in various security, political and economic fields.
His Highness expressed pride in Emirati youth and full confidence in their ability to carry out all tasks and duties. 

On their part, the NDC delegation members expressed pleasure at meeting with His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al-Qassimi, and confirmed that they are eager to achieve the objectives and aspirations of the college in order to serve the country and maintain its gains.