x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 17 January 2018

Emirati children identified in the Philippines

An ad hoc government committee has identified Emiratis who were born in the Philippines, with plans to bring them back to the UAE and reintegrate them into Emirati society.

As part of its Asian tour to identify children born overseas to Emirati fathers and foreign mothers, an ad hoc committee has met some Emirati children who were born in the Philippines.

Maj Gen Nasser Al Oudi Al Menhali, chairman of the committee and assistant undersecretary for Naturalisation, Residency and Ports Affairs, said the committee had reviewed applications regarding children of Emiratis who are living in the Philippines, and had ensured that necessary medical tests were being performed.

Maj Gen Al Menhali said the mission seeks to enhance the identity of UAE nationals who are born abroad, and to facilitate their integration into Emirati society.

He also said that the return of children born to Emirati fathers in foreign countries demonstrates the devotion of Sheikh Khalifa, the President of the UAE, to bring these children back home and ensure their welfare.

The tour is being conducted on the directives of Sheikh Khalifa and Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior.