People celebrate UAE's 50 National Day at Expo 2020 Dubai on Thursday. WAM
''We have enjoyed an enduring partnership through the last fifty years. It is one built on economic ties, innovation, people-to-people exchanges, and a commitment to regional security and stability. I commend the United Arab Emirates for the historic cooperation with Israel forged over the past year through the Abraham Accords,'' said Antony Blinken, US Secretary of State, in a press statement.
Antony Blinken speaks during an event. File
"I also congratulate you on the success of Expo 2020 Dubai, and our partnership to deliver programs at the USA Pavilion to showcase American culture, commerce, and innovation.''
''We look forward to working with the UAE on shared global priorities during your tenure on the UN Security Council and the UN Human Rights Council, and advancing our joint efforts to combat climate change and food insecurity. We appreciate the UAE’s generous and ongoing support for Americans, Afghans, and others transiting from Afghanistan to escape harm’s way,'' he added.
''May you enjoy continued peace and prosperity during your 50th Anniversary National Day celebration,'' said the US Secretary of State in conclusion.
Dubai’s Burj Khalifa wrote on Twitter, “Let us celebrate 50 glorious years of growth, progress and prosperity of our nation as we look forward to the next 50 years!” The Dubai International Airport also marked the national day celebrations at its premises.
Commemorating the UAE’s remarkable 50-year journey, the Sharjah National Day Celebrations Committee is organising an array of spectacular shows and activities in Kalba, Al Bataeh, and Wadi Al Helo, on November 26, 28, and 29.
Around 180 workers in Abu Dhabi participated in forming the "50" number in the ICAD Residential City for workers in the Mussafah area, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the UAE National Day.
“The exhibition reveals that though we come from different cultures and have diverse personalities, art portrays the beauty of this country through lives lived together in harmony,” says Jesno Jackson, co-founder of the gallery.
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The party needs a new chairman to hold elections scheduled for Saturday to elect a new party chairman and other office bearers as former national cricketing hero Khan, being a convict, is barred from taking part.
CCTV footage circulating online and on television news shows a boy being struck by a bullet and falling in the street, sending other children fleeing.