Khalifa's Actions Speak Volume for His Love to His People: ECSSR

  • 2 January 2014

As soon as His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched the hashtag ThankYouKhalifa, in recognition of the touching efforts and initiatives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Emiratis took to social media networks in an unprecedented way to express their absolute allegiance and loyalty to the wise leadership, the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR) has said.

'Brothers and sisters, we usually cancel celebrations of my accession day on January 4, and instead launch campaigns to honour and thank certain segments of society. This year will be dedicated to expressing our profound gratitude and thanks to Sheikh Khalifa, in recognition of his efforts," Sheikh Mohammed said in a statement on his Twitter account.

In its editorial, the ECSSR daily bulletin Akhbar Al Sa'a (News of the Hour) said:' ThankYouKhalifa holds special significance in the hearts and minds of the UAE people and embodies their sincere feelings of love and gratitude towards the leader of the development march, who sets the welfare and well-being of his citizens at the top of his priorities, directing all his resolutions and policies towards one goal: make his people happy and improve their living standards and quality of life.' 'Sheikh Khalifa works calmly, without noise and follows up closely and is a hard worker, which is based on great values in work, the values of loving his people, following up their conditions, he is loved by all, his high qualities and wisdom of his mind and far-sighted,' Sheikh Mohammed said.

'Sheikh Mohammed's insightful words embody the true historic leadership under which countries can develop and prosper to the highest ranks of dignity, development and progress and under which people feel assured of their present and future and achieve security, stability and social peace.

'No doubt, Sheikh Khalifa's actions speak volume for his love to his people, his keenness to implement policies and resolutions that serve their interests and his direct interaction with his people to probe their needs and answer them,' the bulletin added in an editorial titled 'Message of all UAE People to Leader of the March'.

The initiative, the bulletin noted, is a message from the UAE people to their leader as well as to the whole world that the UAE is strong by its unity and is moving ahead confidently and steadily to deliver its ambitions.

'The formula of progress of nations lies with the bond of love and regards between the ruler and his people, a relationship that is deeply grounded in the UAE history since the era of the late founding father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who established a school of politics and governance that is still providing the source of inspiration for all those seeking secrets of success, development and progress of nations,' the ECSSR bulletin concluded.