UAE leaders greet Syrian president on National Day
ABU DHABI: President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has sent a cable of congratulations to Syrian President Bashar al-assad on the National Day of the Arab Republic of Syria.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, sent similar cables to the Syrian President.
ENDOWMENTS REGISTERED BY AWQAF AND MINORS AFFAIRS FOUNDATION: Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, and First Deputy Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai said the efforts of the Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) have helped realise the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai to enhance the role played by the waqf (endowments) system in the country’s sustainable development.
The Foundation has played a particularly important part in realising the leadership’s goal of expanding the scope of endowments to include all areas of development including culture, healthcare, education and scientific research, Sheikh Maktoum added.
He further said both individuals and establishments in Dubai have adopted endowments as a way of contributing to society. A spate of new innovative endowments has redefined the endowment landscape in Dubai. With the use of new technologies and fresh scientific approaches, Dubai is seeing a positive transformation in the way endowments support sustainable development.