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'Cultural Personality of the Year' Dubai Ruler thanks UAE leaders for felicitations.

The Dubai Ruler also thanked Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed, describing him as a "brother and friend," noting that his felicitation carried themes of love and appreciation.

ABU DHABI - His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has thanked President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Shaikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Members of the Supreme Council and Rulers of Emirates, for congratulating him on being named Cultural Personality of the Year by the trustees of the Shaikh Zayed Book Award in its ninth edition.

"The words of the President conveyed warm regards from a person raised by the late Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and brought up in an exceptional Zayed leadership school. Shaikh Khalifa is always keen to be the first well-wisher on such occasions and achievements," Shaikh Mohammed said.

The Dubai Ruler also thanked Mohammed bin Zayed, describing him as a "brother and friend," noting that his felicitation carried themes of love and appreciation.

Thanking the Rulers of the Emirates for their felicitations, he said: "I am honoured to accept this award, which bears the dear name of a person whose legacy, values and principles are still fresh in the minds of all Arabs, adding that, "What we have been achieving in all areas is attributed to what we have learned from the school of the founding fathers: Zayed and Rashid. It is a legacy, which I, with my brothers, Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed, Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed and Rulers will continue to serve our people."

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Publication:Khaleej Times (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
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Date:Apr 16, 2015
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