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UAE Armed Forces Unification Day Statement

6 May 2023

UAE Armed Forces Unification Day Statement

As today marks the 47th anniversary of the UAE Armed Forces Unification Day, we express our gratitude and appreciation to all those who have served or are currently serving in the Armed Forces, as well as those who have contributed to the safety and security of our country. This day is a testament to the bravery and dedication of those who play a crucial role in maintaining peace and prosperity for all UAE citizens and residents, and we owe them our thanks.

Today provides an opportunity for us to collectively reflect on the sacrifices made by our service personnel, who bravely serve both at home and overseas to safeguard the nation’s security and stability. We honour their past achievements and ongoing efforts, and acknowledge their dedication to maintaining a strong and sovereign state.

On this national occasion, we also extend our deepest congratulations and gratitude to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and the Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, for driving the continued evolution of our country and guiding the Armed Forces in promoting stability and peace throughout the region and beyond.

In marking this day, we must also take a moment to reflect on our past, our people, and the significant milestones that brought our prosperous nation to where it is today. The landmark decision to unify the UAE Armed Forces led to decades of building a powerful nation, one which is now at the forefront of defence technology and security capabilities. We take pride in remembering our late founding father Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and the leaders of the Emirates who made this possible, as well as satisfaction in knowing we continue to carry out their vision.

EDGE has laid a roadmap in line with the vision and goals of the UAE Armed Forces, as our core priorities include enabling a secure future, and contributing to economic growth and prosperity, and as we continue to provide innovative solutions in this digital era, we remain tremendously proud of the special relationship we hold with our nation’s Armed Forces.

Our ongoing collaboration and support reflect an unshakeable commitment to serving the UAE, and to lead through innovation and excellence in the fields of advanced technology and defence, always enhancing our sovereign capabilities and ensuring military readiness.

As we look to a promising future, we remain committed to supporting the UAE Armed Forces as they continue to serve and protect the country. We are steadfast in our resolve to continue developing cutting-edge solutions that meet constantly evolving needs, facing tomorrow’s challenges with the highest level of quality and unmatched performance.