A leadership and paternal role that distinguished Sheikh Zayed towards his people

The National Archives: The Trucial States Council is a major turning point in UAE society

The lecture reviewed the role of Abu Dhabi and its contributions to the Council of Rulers of the Trucial States.

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The National Archives organized a virtual lecture entitled “The Council of Rulers of the Trucial Emirates, and the Pioneering Role of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in it 1952-1971”, in which he emphasized the leadership and patriarchal role that was distinguished by the builder and founder Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan - may God rest his soul - towards the people of the Emirates as a whole, since he received He ruled the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in 1966, and the efforts he made through this council for the development of the Emirates and the development of infrastructure.

Khawla Abdullah Al Aleeli, who presented the lecture, discussed the role played by the Council of Rulers of the Trucial States, and the leading role of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in it.

She pointed out that the establishment of the Trucial States Council and the start of its meetings in 1952 was a major turning point in the society of the Emirates, and that council was the beginning of periodic meetings between the seven rulers, in which they discussed the development of the Emirates and the coordination of work between them, and therefore it is a great step and a new stage that paved the way for the establishment of the union. Direct established relations between the rulers and increased cohesion.

Al-Alili said that researchers and those interested in the history of the state should reconsider British documents and establish historical facts, adding that the rulers had the desire to meet and discuss the affairs of the Emirates, and they realized early on that such meetings are an administrative basis for unifying their opinions and ideas, and from them they set out in the service of their countrymen. Al-Alili indicated that the idea of ​​the council has been on the table since 1932, and the meetings of the rulers in the council resulted in their real knowledge of each other, and of the guardians of their covenants, and through those meetings they realized that their emirates are integrated in all fields.

The lecture defined the Council of Rulers of the Trucial States as a consultative institution that included the rulers of the Emirates to discuss matters related to development and development and the establishment of daily projects that serve citizens in that period. A number of committees were formed in the Council, such as the Education Committee, the Health Committee, and the Advisory Committee.

The lecture - which was broadcast (remotely) through interactive communication techniques - dealt with the leading role played by the Emirate of Abu Dhabi as the major emirate, and it has important political and economic weight, especially after the emergence of oil, and that role was represented by what Sheikh Shakhbut bin Sultan Al Nahyan - may God have mercy on him - played. - With the great and distinguished role of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan - may God rest his soul - who was known for his generosity and generosity, and was described by British documents as having had a great presence in the council's meetings, and had the ability to intelligently put forward and discuss, and he encouraged the importance of the UAE joining international organizations.

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