KUWAIT, Dec 1 (KUNA) -- UAE President Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al-Nahyan reaffirmed that the UAE has begun a new stage in its history and will remain a key partner and supporter of everything that brings about progress and development for humanity.
Sheikh Mohammad said in his speech on the occasion of the 51st National Day of the UAE, which falls tomorrow, December 2nd, that "during the past 50 years, our country had gone through many stages in its triumphal journey from establishment to empowerment, each stage with its goals, facets and mechanisms of action." "The UAE will continue its steadfast approach of construction and development, of consolidating gains and raising its ambitions to make a great development leap," he added.
"The UAE will continue to focus on science and technology and capitalise on opportunities in these areas so that current and future generations can benefit," he pointed out.
"In order to achieve all that we aspire to, the main focus of the next stage must be doubling the effort and giving, as well as raising the value of work, efficiency and dedication to one's duty," he mentioned.
"The next stage is one of work, perseverance, achievement and competition, and there is no room for complacency, because great ambitions require even greater determination," he underscored.
Tomorrow, Friday, UAE will celebrate its 51st National Day, which coincides with the anniversary of the establishment of its seven emirates in 1971 and represents a crucial historical stage for the country and its recent achievements in all fields. (end) mah.lr