UAE leadership greets Saudi King Salman on national day
President Sheikh Khalifa sent a message of well wishes to Saudi Arabia’s monarch, King Salman, to mark the kingdom’s 86th national day anniversary.
Saudi residents celebrated the occasion with shows of patriotism.
King Salman, the custodian of the two holy mosques, also received messages from Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces. Messages of goodwill were also sent by Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, the Crown Prince of Fujairah.
Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed, Deputy Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, also offered good wishes to King Salman. He said on Twitter that the kingdom’s national day was a shining example for the Arabian Gulf and the Arab people. Sheikh Hazza also wished the people of Saudi Arabia further success and achievements in the future.
Sheikh Saif bin Zayed, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, also took to Twitter to offer his congratulations to King Salman. Saudi Prince Muhammad bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the crown prince, first deputy prime minister and the minister of interior, and Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, deputy crown prince and minister of defence, marked the kingdom’s national day with messages hailing its achievements and its custodianship of Arab and Islamic values.
Deputy crown prince Mohammed urged his countrymen to further successes on the world stage and honour the sacrifices of Saudi soldiers who gave their lives for their homeland.
Saudi nationals planned to mark their national day with celebrations across the UAE this weekend.
In Dubai, the Burj Khalifa was illuminated in the colours of the Saudi flag for this weekend. It followed a renaming of Al Sufouh Street after King Salman in honour of the occasion and to celebrate bilateral ties.