x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Sheikh Mohammed salutes military cadets

The Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai attended a graduation ceremony for cadet officers at Zayed II Military College in Al Ain.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, the Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, yesterday attended a graduation ceremony for cadet officers at Zayed II Military College in Al Ain.

Top military officials attended the ceremony, during which the cadets gave the pledge of allegiance to the nation and Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, the President of the UAE.

The college, founded in 1972, is a "tall edifice" tied to Sheikh Zayed, the founding President of the UAE, said Staff Brig Gen Salim al Ghufli, the head of the college.

The strategy of the Armed Forces is to educate and train the UAE's sons and daughters who want to be a part of the nation's security, he said in remarks published by WAM, the state news agency.

Staff Brig Gen al Ghufli called on the graduates to continue learning and training, to maintain their military discipline, and sacrifice and pledge allegiance to the nation and its leadership.

The cadets also held a military parade.

kshaheen@thenational.ae