Ambassador Lana Zaki Nusseibeh, UAE’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, and Majid Al Suwaidi, UAE Consul-General in New York, co-hosted a reception to celebrate the 47th anniversary of the founding of the UAE.
In attendance were the President of the 73rd Session of the General Assembly, Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces, ambassadors and delegates of UN Member States, senior UN officials, business and civil society leaders, and members of the press.
The reception also marked the centennial of the birth of the UAE’s Founding Father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. To honour his legacy, the UAE designated 2018 as the Year of Zayed.
“In 1971, Sheikh Zayed led the unification of the Emirates with a vision of prosperity, tolerance, and peace � not only for the UAE and the Middle East, but for the whole world,” Ambassador Nusseibeh said. “His vision for a dynamic and diverse nation embraced people from all walks of life and offered everyone a genuine opportunity to succeed. Forty-seven years later, we are proud to celebrate our visionary leader and the values he instilled.”
Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs