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No one can harm UAE's stature, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince says

With a just judicial system, no one can harm the UAE's stature, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed told judges and the Justice Minister yesterday.

ABU DHABI // With a just judicial system the UAE's stature is secure, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, told judges and the justice minister on Monday.

At his palace in Al Bateen, Sheikh Mohammed told Dr Hadef Al Dheheri and Abu Dhabi Federal Supreme Court Justices that public attacks could not harm the country with the rule of law.

"Despite some malicious voices and stances, no one can harm our stature as long as we have fair, honest and credible judicial institutions," he said, according to Wam, the state news agency. He added that the country counts on the "independence and neutrality of the members of the judiciary" to enforce verdicts and legal principles.

Members of the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department and Abu Dhabi Public Prosecution were also present.

At the meeting, Sheikh Mohammed stressed that justice delivers security and stability to communities.

He said the President, Sheikh Khalifa, was firm on the rule of law and promotion of principles of justice and independent justice.

He said under the leadership of Sheikh Khalifa, the UAE would progress towards the aspirations and ambitions of the UAE people.

Future plans and the need for developing human resources to cater to key national sectors were also discussed.

"The human capital is the precious asset we own today and it is the real investment to address future challenges," he said.

The justices thanked Sheikh Mohammed for his support and care for the judicial institutions "in order to deliver their noble message of dispensing justice and rule of law", Wam reported.

osalem@thenational.ae

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