Louvre Abu Dhabi is an 'Emirati icon', says Sheikh Mohammed

Sheikh Mohammed praises the Louvre and congratulates the UAE ahead of its 46th National Day
Louvre Abu Dhabi is an 'Emirati icon', says Sheikh Mohammed
By Bernd Debusmann Jr
Tue 28 Nov 2017 09:00 AM

Louvre Abu Dhabi is an “architectural masterpiece” that shows the UAE’s commitment to openness and tolerance, according to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

Speaking during an extraordinary cabinet meeting held on the grounds of Louvre Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed said that the museum “is an Emirati icon for art and culture, to affirm our commitment to the founding principles of our nation such as tolerance, acceptance and giving.”

“Louvre Abu Dhabi is an architectural masterpiece, a cultural icon and an artistic platform that builds bridges communication,” he added. “It is the fruit of wisdom and vision of our founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed, who continues to lead us to our centennial.”

Sheikh Mohammed’s comments came just days ahead of the UAE’s 46th National Day celebrations on December 2, which Sheikh Mohammed called “a celebration of our history, our people, our unity and our achievements.”

During the meeting, the cabinet also adopted a number of resolutions, including a federal law on human resources in the federal government aimed at establishing a general framework and developing a working environment in accordance with international best practices.\

The cabinet also adopted a number of final accounts for the 2016 fiscal year, including the Emirates General Petroleum Corporation and Emirates General Transport and Services Corporation.

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Last Updated: Tue 28 Nov 2017 08:11 AM GST

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