ECSSR Organizes Forum in Honor of Late Khalaf Al-Mazrouei

ECSSR Organizes Forum in Honor of Late Khalaf Al-Mazrouei

  • 23 December 2014

The Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR) organized a forum on Tuesday (23 December 2014) in honor of the late Mohammed Khalaf Al-Mazrouei (May Allah rest his soul in peace), Adviser for Culture and Heritage at the Crown Prince Court in Abu Dhabi. Among those present included members of the bereaved family and His Highness Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, Sheikh Mohammed bin Sultan bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, and His Excellency Dr. Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi, Director General of the ECSSR.

Mr. Ibrahim Al-Abed, Director of the National Media Council, Staff Maj. Gen Pilot Faris Khalaf Al-Mazrouei, Chairman of the Critical Infrastructure and Coastal Protection Authority, Dr. Ali Al-Nuaimi, Director of the UAE University, Mr. Mohamed Al-Hammadi, Editor-in-Chief of the Al-Ittihad newspaper, and Mr. Sultan Ali bin Bakheit Al-Amimi, President of the Academy of Arab poetry, were also presentat the Forum. The gathering also included a large group of intellectuals, writers and journalists from the UAE, Gulf and Arab countries, in addition to senior officials belonging to the UAE Armed Forces and Ministry of Interior.

Among those present in the meeting were Rashid Al-Araimi, Former Editor-in Chief of Al-Ittihad newspaper, Saif Salem Al-Mansouri, the winner of Million’s Poet sixth edition (2013-14), and Alaa Janib, winner of the Million’s Poet fifth edition (2013-14), Iraqi poet Abbas Jijan, Kuwaiti poet Abdullah Al-Bassis, Emirati poet Karim Matouk, President of the UAE Union of Writers-Abu Dhabi, Dr. Habib Gholoum, Director of the Cultural Centre in the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Services, Dr. Abdullah Al-Awadi from Al-Ittihad newspaper, Mr. Abdullah Al-Qubaisi, Director of Communication, Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage, TV presenter Hissa  Al-Falasi, Emirati poet Jumaa Alghoes Al-Suwaidi, Ms. Saad Al-Minhali, National Geographic Abu Dhabi, and Ms. Nashwa Al-Ruweiny, TV presenter of the Million’s Poet program.

During the Forum, His Highness Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Interior Minister, and H.E. Dr. Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi honored members of the deceased family and his brother, Major General Faris Khalaf Al-Mazrouei, by presenting them with the ECSSR Shield.