Cohesion between Leadership and the People
- 19 September 2010
Happiness that filled the air upon the return of the President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan day before yesterday is a reflection of the deep love and affection that exists between the people and their leaders in this country. The return of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa was indeed an opportunity to express gratitude to a leader who has never hesitated or missed any opportunity to extend support and takes generous initiatives for his people and those living in the country and outside. He occupies a special place in the hearts of the people, a place that has been manifested by expressions of joy, words of praise and the tears that have flown due to an overwhelming sense of national pride. These expressions of happiness and feelings of love and gratitude towards the leader surfaced on this occasion.
Such a feeling of love and respect for the leader is something experienced by everyone in the country. This was evident in the way the feelings of overwhelming joy erupted in the Emirates as soon as the news of his safe return, in health and wellness, emerged. The nation prays for his good health for this country so that he continues to take us down the path of progress and continue the process of unparalleled growth that the country has witnessed and which has received admiration and appreciation from all over the world. These expressions of gratitude towards the leader are the result of the virtues that have prevailed in the country.
His Highness Sheikh Khalifa’s return is, by all means, good news for the country and is also an opportunity for the countrymen to express their feelings for a leader who has done his best to provide decent living and happiness to the people. He has extended help to destitute and needy all over the world and has led the country to strongly believe in the humanity of people. He has worked for their unity, irrespective of religion, race or color.
The will of the Almighty has ushered in happy days with the return of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa and has overwhelmed the country with joy and happiness. This occasion will further the renaissance that the country has witnessed in recent years. This is an occasion to congratulate the people of the United Arab Emirates for the safe return of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. We pray to God for the protection of our leader and wish him health. Let Almighty bless our country with the values of gratitude and fill its skies with kindness and make it the best place to live with harmony.