UAE Official Foreign Aid Report 2013 launched

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UAE Official Foreign Aid Report 2013 launched

UAE Official Foreign Aid Report 2013 launched

(Abu Dhabi) – His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, attended the launch of UAE Official Foreign Aid Report for 2013, which amounted to more than Dh 21.5 billion.
The launching ceremony, which was held at the Emirates Palace, was attended by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in the Western Region, H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister, H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Emirates Group, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, Lt. General Misbah bin Rashid AI Fattan, Director of the Office of the Vice-President, Khalifa Saeed Suleiman, Director- General of the Department of Protocol and Hospitality in Dubai, Mohammed Juma Al Naboodah, along with a number of Sheikhs, ministers, and senior officials and donor organisation’s representatives from the public and private sectors in the country.
Sheikh Mohammed underlined that the UAE has been ranked first globally as the largest donor of humanitarian aid in 2013 in proportion to its gross national income, adding that its assistance touched over Dh21.6 billion in 2013, exceeding the highest percentage registered by any country in 50 years.
(Courtesy WAM)