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Here’s What Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Said to the First Emirati Female Firefighters

Credit: Mohamed Al Hammadi / Ministry of Presidential Affairs

In a proud moment for Arab women, His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces met the first certified Emirati female firefighters on Monday, April 9.

The crew of female firefighters has recently graduated from a Women Firefighting Course in Sharjah and was congratulated by the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi on breaking new ground in the country. “The UAE woman is always proving her worth in performing all the national tasks assigned to her, excelling herself in fulfilling her responsibilities and meeting her obligations,”  said Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed.

Credit: Ryan Carter / Ministry of Presidential Affairs

“The UAE, under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, set women’s empowerment on top of the country’s national priorities, with women now being true partners and contributors to the national developmental drive and strategic plans for the nation’s present and future,” he added.

The meeting was held at Qasr Al Bahr Majlis where the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi also received a delegation of the Military and Peacekeeping Programme for Arab Women which aims to contribute to preparing women officers for the United Nations peacekeeping operations worldwide.

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