UAE Embassy in Washington Celebrates 43rd Anniversary of Unification of the UAE Armed Forces

May 3, 2019

Washington, DC (May 3, 2019) – The Military attaché at United Arab Emirates Embassy in Washington, DC today celebrated the 43rd anniversary of the unification of the UAE Armed Forces.

The celebration was attended by HE Yousef Al Otaiba, the UAE Ambassador to the United States, HE Brigadier General Essa Rashid Obaid Al-Ali, the UAE Military Attaché in Washington, DC, Ambassadors of Arab Countries, as well as US Military and Police Officials, who received the invitees to the celebration.

It was also attended by heads and members of the diplomatic corps and military attaches in Washington, DC.

Ambassador Al Otaiba extended the Embassy’s congratulations to the UAE leadership, and the UAE Armed Forces leaders and personnel on this occasion. He highlighted the UAE citizens’ pride on their Armed Forces, and affirmed the deep bilateral relations between the UAE and the U.S.A. in all areas, including military and security cooperation. He said that these relations are deeply rooted and based on solid foundations of mutual respect and interests.

He added that the accomplishments of the UAE Armed Forces would not have happened without the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and their brothers, Their Highnesses Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates.

Brigadier General Essa Al Ali spoke on behalf of the Military staff at the Embassy, highlighting the role and the strong will of the founding fathers that lead to unifying the UAE Armed Forces under one leadership and one flag. based on their belief that the Federation can protect and provide security and reassurance to its proud people and defend the nation. We must also remember the brave Emiratis who sacrificed their lives while serving their nation and humanitarian and just causes in various parts of the world.

The celebration included a video about the UAE Armed Forces.