The United Arab Emirates Faithful to Its Affiliation and Values

  • 11 October 2015

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces (may God protect him), while offering his deepest condolences to family of martyr Ali Khamis bin Ayid Al Ketbi recently, said that the UAE, with such brave soldiers, will remain faithful to Arabs brothers and will work wholeheartedly with them to defend Arab soil, whenever they face any threat. Martyr Ali Khamis bin Ayid Al Ketbi was one of the brave sons and was part of the Arab coalition forces participating in operation ‘Restoring Hope’ in Yemen. This clear message emphasizes the UAE’s most fundamental approach towards Arabs and underlines pride in its affiliation and identity. It also emphasizes the country’s keenness to stand by them, defending Arab identity, and the region’s security and stability.

“Our brave martyrs have written new chapters of glory in the annals of our beloved country and have sacrificed their lives for defending the virtue and bringing injustice facing our brethren in Yemen to an end. Their efforts have brought pride and glory and their sacrifices have become part of our history,” His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan said, expressing pride in the UAE, its leadership, the government and the people. He also emphasized that they will remain faithful to these brave martyrs and will ensure that their sacrifices become lesson for future generations, fostering values ​​of belonging and sacrifice, motivating them to defend justice and to help the oppressed.

These values of the UAE are evident in the martyrdom of the valiant soldiers of our Armed Forces who are taking part in Yemen. They are in it to restore the country’s territorial integrity, empowering it to restore legitimacy and helping Yemeni people live in dignity in a safe and stable environment. “The martyrdom of our valiant soldiers reinforce our intention and determination to cooperate with our brethren, with more power to deter conspirators and vicious people, defeat aggressors and thwart their conspiratorial plans to destabilize security and stability in the region,” His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (may God protect him), said.

These statements prove that the UAE is always keen to defend its values and continue its help for the Yemeni and Arab brothers. The country is showing determination to move forward on this path till it achieves the desired objective. They also show the wise leadership’s awareness that Yemen’s security and stability is critical for Arab security and stability as the two are inseparable. Thwarting schemes targeting Yemen is necessary to defeat such designs against the entire Arab region. Supporting our brothers, being proud of affiliation and identity, awareness of the need to defend security and stability, defending unity and territorial integrity of Islamic countries, and defending the values of justice and peoples’ right to live a decent life, will remain fundamental to the UAE’s approach.