HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, today inaugurated the 17th legislative term of the Federal National Council.
The opening ceremony started with the arrival of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to the Council headquarters where he reviewed the guard of honor and then took the main podium in the Council Chamber .. His Highness delivered the opening speech .. The Federal Patriot on the blessing of God and conciliation we open your auspicious Council and we hope that this will be the opening .. The opening of good and blessing on the country and the people. "
The session started with verses from the Holy Quran and then recited the decree of His Highness the Head of State.
Later, the most senior member of the council, Ali Jassim Ali, delivered a speech in which he welcomed His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, affirming the keenness of the wise leadership, led by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan was keen on the participation of citizens in taking responsibility for national action. Hence, God bless his soul. He ordered the establishment of the Federal National Council to be a representative of the people of the UAE to study its issues and transfer its hopes and aspirations to the wise leadership in cooperation and coordination with our governments. The next headed His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Mr. Jassem pledged to our wise leadership that the Federal National Council work together with our wise government with every effort, effort and initiative that supports the march of our blessed country in order to look forward to the future and delight our people.
On behalf of the new members of the Federal National Council, he also offered his loyalty, thanks and appreciation to our wise leadership for the precious trust given to the new members in order to be true representatives of their people and to be an example of giving and national action under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Afterwards, the session was adjourned to be completed after the departure of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who shook hands with the members of the Council and took photos of him with the new members.He wished them success in the service of their country and people, and to raise the word of the UAE in regional and international parliamentary forums and conferences.
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, HH Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, HH Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman and HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah. HH Sheikh Rashid bin Saud bin Rashid Al Mualla, Crown Prince of Umm Al Quwain and HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah.
His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, HH Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Managing Director of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, and His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance, Ministers, Senior Civil and Military Officials and Heads of Missions Diplomacy accredited to the State.