Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan spoke at the opening of the Presidential Guard Martyrs' Park in Abu Dhabi
The UAE is standing shoulder to shoulder with Saudi Arabia to maintain security in both countries and bring stability to the whole region.
That is the message from Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
''UAE and Saudi Arabia are standing as partners in one trench to face besetting challenges. Our shared goals are security of the UAE and Saudi Arabia and stability of the whole region. We also share a common destiny and future,'' Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed said while opening the Presidential Guard Martyrs' Park in Mahawi Camp in Abu Dhabi, in tribute, memory and recognition of the nation's martyrs and their heroism and sacrifices.
Speaking on the anniversary of a rocket explosion in Safir, Yemen, that killed at least 45 Emirati soldiers, Sheikh Mohamed said: “Thanks to Allah, we passed that day with more determination and iron will. Sacrifices of our martyrs are great and the stance of their families are historic and honourable.”
Sheikh Mohamed also extended thanks to all those who served the country.
"We will continue remembering our martyrs and commemorate their heroic sacrifices and the values they upheld. They are the source of pride and inspiration to all Emiratis and from them, our generations draw the values of selfless giving and patriotism," he added.
At the opening ceremony, Sheikh Mohamed toured the park and placed the name of the first martyr from the Presidential Guards on the mural, Sheikh Hazza, Sheikh Mansour and senior armed forces officers followed by placing the rest of the names, according to a report by state news agency WAM.