Under the Guidance of the Wise Leadership

  • 15 December 2010

The directives issued by the President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to officials at different work places indicate his philosophy of development and his deep insight into the nation’s present and the future. This was evident when the new Abu Dhabi Executive Council took oath before His Highness recently in the presence of His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council. This was an important occasion for receiving of the wise directives which are considered guidelines for their performance in times to come.

The President’s words revealed the several foundations on which the Emirati renaissance has been built leading to the country’s achievements and successes at several levels. The first of these foundations is that the UAE’s progress, prosperity and evolution requires that its people and officials must engineer the country’s development plans and implement as well as maintain them. In this context His Highness the President called members of the Executive Council to intensify efforts to serve the nation and help further the country’s march of progress. The second foundation is initiatives to creatively handle the complexities on both regional and international levels.

His Highness the President gave directives to members of the Executive Council on the need to stay abreast of the developments taking place around the world in various spheres. The third foundation, which is integration with the world without compromising with the UAE’s cultural values, strengthens the country’s national identity and reflects its genuine cultural heritage. This also helps maintain stability and balance in the society. His Highness also called for maintaining the values and principles on which the country is built and which has earned respect across the world. The forth foundation is the appreciation of those who have made efforts to protect the nation irrespective of whether they occupy positions of power on not.

While wishing the new members of the Executive Council His Highness also stressed on the values of faithfulness that characterize the Emirati people. He wished them success in their duties and responsibilities and thanked former members for their efforts in the service of the country. This comes from the wise leadership’s belief in the reality of the nation’s progress within a successive chain. According to him, each era is leading to another one within a framework of cumulative progress that cannot be ignored. This ensures benefiting from all efforts and always moving forward on solid grounds.