WASHINGTON, DC (6 May 2013) -- The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Washington, D.C., celebrates the 37th anniversary of the unification of the Armed Forces of the UAE.
His Excellency Yousef Al Otaiba, UAE's Ambassador to the United Sates, welcomed distinguished guests to the embassy alongside Defense Attache Staff Colonel Abdelrahman Al Mazmi. The event was attended by senior officers from the US and other nations' armed forces, as well as diplomats and senior government officials.
On the role of UAE’s military, Ambassador Al Otaiba remarked, "We are very proud of the men and women of our armed forces. The UAE's military today is one of the best equipped and most advanced due to the visionary leadership of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces; His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Defense; and His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces".