The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Seoul, Korea celebrated the 42nd anniversary of the unification of the Armed Forces of the UAE on May 14.
UAE Amb.Abdulla Saif Alnuaimi welcomed distinguished guests along with Defense Attache Staff Colonel Ali Almarshoodi to the event which was held at Grand Hyatt Hotel in downtown Seoul .
The event was attended by senior officers from Korea and other nations' armed forces, as well as diplomats and senior government officials of Korea and prominent guests from sociopolitical communities in Korea.
UAE envoy said that the accomplishments of the UAE Armed Forces would not have happened without the patronage of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and 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.
He stated that the decision to unify the UAE Armed Forces was a historic occasion, and its unified ranks and combined determination have elevated the Federation and reflected its unity, cooperation, development and modernisation.
"The will of the founding fathers met in 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 and humanity. We must also remember the brave Emiratis who attained martyrdom while serving their nation and humanitarian and just causes," he added.
The participants expressed their pride and love for the UAE while highlighting the role of the UAE Armed Forces in defending legitimacy and justice in the region and around the world.
The annual Armed Forces celebration highlighted UAE’s enduring partnership with Korea. The UAE is proud to provide ongoing and essential support for armed forces which contribute to efforts to fight terrorism and extremism, while working to increase stability and peace in the region.