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Statement of H.E Mattar Al Tayer on the announcement of 2018 as the Year of Zayed

06th August 2017

HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), said that the declaration of 2018 by HH  Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan as The Year of Zayed was an endorsement of the charity & giving drive set for the UAE from inception.

“The launch of this initiative illustrates that the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan still lives on in thoughts and spirit. It is an immortal legacy for the development of human, place, nation and citizen, said Al Tayer.

“Sheikh Zayed has imparted in us the values of fraternity and humanity as well as the relief of the needy and accordingly the charity has become a flagship and identity of the UAE. He educated us on how to cope with challenges to sustain the success of the most successful Arab unionist model characterised by determination, will and generosity witnessed by the entire world.”

“Such achievement  is being looked after under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness  Sheikh  Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan,  Abu Dhabi  Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander  of  the Armed Forces as well as their  Highnesses Members of the Supreme Council and Rulers of the Emirates.

“Declaring 2018 as The Year of Zayed is a big step towards familiarising the generations  with  the legacy of Sheikh Zayed and pivotal role in shaping our precious  nation. The  ultimate  aim of this initiative is  to  draw lessons  and  conclusions  under our wise  ruling  dynasty,”  added Al Tayer.