Khuloud Salim Al Junaibi, General Manager of The Flag Island said, "The UAE National Day isn’t only an occasion to celebrate the achievements of the emirates, it is an occasion to spread the message of wisdom, loyalty and hope conveyed to us by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and the leaders of the emirates. Our communities diligently follow on that vision to build the nation, leading one achievement to other, which instils responsibility and awareness towards the country within each generation.”

Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) is pleased to announce that it is issuing a commemorative silver coin, a commemorative one Dirham coin and an AED 100 denomination Bank Note with “Year of Zayed” logo coinciding with the 47th National Day of the UAE celebrations.

The Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) and the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus (NBRB) have signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish an arrangement for sharing of supervisory information and enhancing of cooperation in the area of banking supervision. The MoU was signed by H.E Mohammed Ali bin Zayed, Deputy Governor of CBUAE and H.E Dmitry Lapko, Deputy Chairman of the Board of the NBRB.

His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), said: “As a nation, today we remember with pride our fallen heroes, who have sacrificed their lives in defence of the oppressed. They have fought with courage to protect our beloved homeland and safeguard its values so that we can live in peace and prosperity – and for that, they deserve our eternal gratitude.”

His Excellency Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, stressed that advanced technology and Artificial Intelligence are key tools for humanity. Al Olama also highlighted the importance of adopting these tools, developing them, and enabling them through flexible legislation in order to govern their usage.