President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Prime Minister and Vice President Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, have sent his greetings to the kings, Emirs and presidents of Arab and Islamic states, reports Asian Lite News
President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has sent his greetings to the kings, Emirs and presidents of Arab and Islamic states on the occasion of Eid Al Fitr.
His Highness Sheikh Khalifa wished them and their peoples continued progress, prosperity and stability.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister 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, have dispatched similar cables to the leaders of Arab and Islamic states on the auspicious occasion.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed exchanged Eid Al Fitr greetings with His Highness Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait; King Mohammed VI of Morocco; and President Bashar Al Assad of the Arab Republic of Syria, over phone calls.
He also exchanged greetings with His Highness Sheikh Mishal Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, Crown Prince of Kuwait; His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain; President of Egypt Abdul Fatah el-Sisi; and His Eminence the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb.
Moreover, Sheikh Mohamed received a telephone call from the Prime Minister of Israel, Naftali Bennett, who congratulated him on the occasion. Sheikh Mohamed thanked Bennett for the thoughtful gesture, and wished betterment and peace for all world nations.
In another phone call, Sheikh Mohamed and President Joko Widodo of Indonesia exchanged Eid greetings as well.
During the telephone calls, Sheikh Mohamed conveyed the greetings of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to his fellow leaders and his wishes of further wellbeing, prosperity and development to their countries.
For their part, the leaders reciprocated the greetings and wished more progress, safety and security to the UAE people under the wise leadership of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. They also wished more prosperity and development to the Arab and Islamic nations, and all other countries.
Sheikh Mohamed also performed Eid Al Fitr prayer alongside worshipers at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
Performing prayers by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed’s side were a number of Sheikhs, senior officials, dignitaries, citizens and residents.
Dr. Mohammed Matar Al Kaabi, Chairman of the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments, delivered the sermon, during which he spoke about the significance of the occasion and the noble values it holds. He also pointed out that Eid is an occasion to strengthen communication with family, creating love and affection between relatives.
He wished President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan good health and further progress and pride to the UAE and its people.
Disbursement of eidiyah
To bring happiness and joy on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr children, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has ordered the disbursement of eidiyah – the tradition of giving cash to children during Eid – to children of beneficiary families social assistance provided by the Ministry of Community Development and those registered with local governments across all emirates.
Only children under 18 years will benefit from His Highness Sheikh Mohamed’s kind grant which shows his keenness to paint smile on faces of children and share joy with them and their families on the spectacular Eid occasion.
Israel greets Palestine, UAE, Bahraine
Israeli President Isaac Herzog called Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to wish him a happy Eid al-Fitr, a celebration marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, amid heightened regional tensions.
Herzog expressed hope for “peace and stability in the region” on the eve of Eid al-Fitr, said a statement issued by Herzog’s office, without elaborating on the content of the conversation.
He also spoke with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and wished them a happy holiday, Xinhua news agency reported.
Herzog’s office noted that the President is expected to speak with more leaders in the next few days.
It was the first official talk between Herzog and Abbas since the beginning of a wave of fatal violence between Israel and the Palestinians in March.
The UAE and Bahrain agreed to normalise their ties with Israel in the US-brokered Abraham Accords which were signed in September 2020.
The Israeli Presidency is a largely ceremonial position.