His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, exchanged best wishes with Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates, Crown Princes and Deputy Rulers on the advent of the holy month of Ramadan.
Their Highnesses Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed welcomed today at Qasr Al Watan Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, of Ajman; Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi of Fujairah; Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mu'alla of Umm Al Qaiwain; and Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi of Ras Al Khaimah.
The two leaders also received - in the attendance of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance - H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah; H.H. Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman; H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah; H.H. Sheikh Rashid bin Saud bin Rashid Al Mu'alla, Crown Prince of Umm Al Qaiwain; H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Rashid Al Mu'alla, Deputy Ruler of Umm Al Qaiwain; H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah; and several Sheikhs and senior state officials.
The Vice President, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and other UAE rulers also welcomed members of the diplomatic corps accredited to the UAE and a delegation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and exchanged with them warm Ramadan greetings and wished progress and prosperity for respective countries of the ambassadors.
The Vice President and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi expressed their appreciation for the role played by members of the diplomatic community in strengthening bonds of fraternity and friendship between the UAE and their respective countries.
In turn, the ambassadors thanked the UAE leadership for providing them the assistance and facilities that help them perform their mission of bolstering ties of their respective countries with the UAE.
The UAE leaders and the audience exchanged Ramadan greetings, praying to Allah Almighty to revisit the occasion with progress and prosperity to the UAE and to maintain its security, peace, prosperity and stability and keep it strong and proud under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
They commended the President's declaration of 2018 as the ''Year of Tolerance'' to promote the UAE's deeply embedded values of cooperation, solidarity, goodness and charity, which form an essential part of the vision and thought of the late founding father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
The leaders also congratulated the UAE Armed Forces' heroes and nation's protectors in the fields of duty and hailed their brave acts, affirming that the UAE will never forget the sacrifices of martyrs.
An iftar banquet was hosted at Qasr Al Watan, which was attended by the royals, other Sheikhs and senior officials