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Sheikh Saif tells troops UAE is proud of their work in Bahrain

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior praised the UAE's soldiers for answering the call of duty.

Sheikh Saif bin Zayed, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, eats lunch with members of the Gulf Waves task force, part of a joint GCC military force in Bahrain, during a visit to the country on April 6, 2014. Courtesy Security Media
Sheikh Saif bin Zayed, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, eats lunch with members of the Gulf Waves task force, part of a joint GCC military force in Bahrain, during a visit to the country on April 6, 2014. Courtesy Security Media

Lt Gen Sheikh Saif bin Zayed, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, visited troops stationed in Bahrain on Sunday.

He delivered greetings from the President, Sheikh Khalifa, to the UAE force taking part in the Peninsula Shield Force/Gulf Waves 7 operation. He also offered greetings from Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.

Sheikh Saif also attended a lunch banquet with officers and their troops.

He expressed his pride in the people and Government of the UAE for the “humanitarian, patriotic mission the UAE Force is performing within the GCC joint defence cooperation agreement”, the state news agency, Wam, reported.

“We are all soldiers of right and justice, and no voice other than the call of duty will prevail,” he said.

Sheikh Saif also said he was proud of the loyal UAE citizens who answered the call of duty to support their brothers in Bahrain, defend the right of innocents to security and stability, deter saboteurs and foil their criminal plots.

The Bahraini interior minister, Lt Gen Sheikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, and senior military officers were at the airport to greet Sheikh Saif and his delegation upon arrival.

First Lieutenant Tareq Al Shehi, an Emirati police officer serving in Bahrain, was killed last month in a bomb attack during clashes between security forces and rioters.

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