Embassy News
 Arts & Living
 Travel & Hotel
 Medical Tourism New
 Letters to Editor
 Photo Gallery
 News Media Link
 TV Schedule Link
 News English
 Hospitals & Clinics
 Flea Market
 Moving & Packaging
 Religious Service
 Korean Classes
 Korean Weather
 Real Estate
 Home Stay
 Room Mate
 English Teaching
 Job Offered/Wanted
 Hotel Lounge
 Foreign Exchanges
 Korean Stock
 Business Center
 PR & Ads
 Arts & Performances
 Restaurants & Bars
 Tour & Travel
 Shopping Guide
 Foreign Missions
 Community Groups
 Foreign Workers
 Useful Services
 ST Banner Exchange
UAE Embassy in Seoul Plays a History Film on Its National Day
H.E. Abdulla Saif Alnuaimi, UAE Ambassador to Republic of Korea speaks at the dinner reception held at Shilla Hotel in Seoul on Dec. 2, 2019 on hhe occasion of its 48th National Day.

As part of a reception marking the 48th anniversary of the establishment of the United Arab Emirates, the UAE Embassy in Seoul played a documentary film on the country. The film depicts the history of the country, culminating in the establishment of its federation in 1971. It film provides an introduction to the ancient foundations of the modern UAE. It also explores some of the region’s oldest historical sites and reveals the innovations that allowed the first ancestors to live on this land as well as the latest archaeological discoveries.

H.E. Abdulla Saif Alnuaimi, UAE Ambassador to Republic of Korea received the guests at the ceremony, including H.E. Park Neunghoo, Minister of Health and Welfare, who attended the event on his capacity as representative of the Korean government, H.E. Kim Jung Hoon, member of the National Assembly and Chairman of Korea-UAE Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group, as well as other government officials and heads and members of diplomatic missions and international organizations accredited to Seoul, representatives of the public and private sectors, media, cultural, artistic and civil society organizations.

The UAE Ambassador delivered a speech during the reception held in a Seoul hotel. Following is the script of the speech.

Today we celebrate the 48th anniversary of the announcement of our Union and the establishment of our country; today marks the anniversary of the unification of the seven Emirates in 1971. On this day, our country embarked on a bold and optimistic journey of progress and development in order to achieve its vision across different fields by 2021; a vision which aims to make the UAE among the most competitive countries in the world by the Golden Jubilee of the Union.

H.E. Abdulla Saif Alnuaimi, UAE Ambassador to Republic of Korea

Today the UAE, with its wise leadership, continues this journey with energy and determination, and looks to its children to continue the achievements of the nation and its citizens.

The progress, development and prosperity that we enjoy nowadays in the UAE goes hand in hand with a balanced foreign policy based on moderation, tolerance, humanitarian assistance and political openness that allows our country to gain greater respect in its diplomatic presence and further boost its friendly relations around the world.

On December 2nd of each year, we reflect on our nation's achievements, and what we need to accomplish in the coming year. Ours is a comprehensive development agenda, which aims to look after the present as well as to plan for the future, and to compete with confidence on the world stage relying on proper planning, technological know- how, and our extensive human capital – the most important resource of the country.

Our leadership declared 2019 as the Year of Tolerance, to reinforce the fact that we are a country where more than 200 different nationalities live in an atmosphere of openness, mutual respect and coexistence based on the principle of tolerance.

There can be no better illustration of this tolerance than the visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to the UAE; the first visit by a pontiff to the Arabian Peninsula, and his signing with the Sheikh of Al-Azhar the document of “Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together”. This document enshrines the country’s determination to instill a spirit of tolerance in society, establishing a culture of openness and dialogue, and rejecting all kinds of discrimination based on religion, gender, race, color or language.

Our Year of Tolerance also encapsulates the vision of the UAE’s Founding Father Sheikh Zayed, who believed that a successful, tolerant and progressive society can only be achieved by empowering women and ensuring their full participation in the construction of this country. A third of the UAE’s Cabinet is women; women represent a majority of the workforce of our civil service and our university graduates; and the representation of women in the Federal National Council is now at 50 percent.

UAE Ambassador to Seoul Abdulla Saif Alnuaimi (center in front row) poses for camera with other ambassadors at the dinner reception held at Shilla Hotel in Seoul on Dec. 2, 2019 on hhe occasion of its 48th National Day.

Another highlight of this year was the remarkable progress made by UAE diplomacy in terms of the strength of the UAE passport, which now ranks the most powerful in the world, according to the global Passport Index. Hence, more visa exemptions were granted with 177 countries where UAE nationals are allowed to enter without a visa.

2019 also saw the launch of the “Mohamed Bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence”, the first graduate level, research-based artificial intelligence university in the world. This university aims to empower students, businesses, and governments to advance artificial intelligence and use its extraordinary potential as a global force for positive progress.

Moreover, the UAE has spared no effort in empowering young people, as evidenced by the Emirati leadership’s support for Hazzaa al-Mansoori, the first Arab astronaut to visit the International Space Agency, who has become an inspiration and a role model to many young Emiratis.

The UAE has an international reputation for both security and stability, and this has enabled us to become a magnet for many creators and talented individuals, who seek an environment that supports their skills and talents, and appreciates and rewards their intellectual prowess.

It is well-known that the UAE has always been at the forefront in carrying messages of peace and cooperation to the world, and this no doubt assisted us in winning the right to host Expo 2020 Dubai, the largest event to be staged in the Middle East. Expo 2020 Dubai will showcase human achievements in many fields, with the participation of more than 200 countries, companies, organizations and educational institutions. This global event confirms our nation's ability to connect and inspire millions of people around the world to celebrate human progress, solve global challenges, and create a better future.

On this occasion, we remain grateful to our leadership, which spares no effort to raise the nation and achieve the well-being and happiness of its citizens and residents.

With regard to the bilateral relations with the friendly Republic of Korea, the ties witnessed significant progress over the past decade. They had been elevated to “Strategic Partnership” in 2009 and again upgraded to “Special Strategic Partnership” in 2018. As a result, the existing fields of cooperation have expanded. This has been reinforced with the high-level visits made between the leaders of the two countries.

The recent visit was made by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to Republic of Korea last February. The visit also opened prospects for bilateral cooperation in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Thank you all for your presence and participation in our celebration, and we hope to see you and welcome you again in future occasions.


Related Articles
    Expo 2023 Doha Unveils Exclusive Fan Zone for ...
    UAE 52nd National Day Observed in Seoul
    UAE Embassy Hosts “UAE-Korea Strategic ...
    "Road to COP28 in the UAE" Held in Seoul
    Arab Scholar Compares Traditional Culture of ...
    UAE to Mark "Emirati Women's Day" in Seoul
    UAE Embassy Organizes an Introductory Lecture ...
    UAE Embassy in Seoul Organizes "The UAE Is an ...
    UAE Embassy in Seoul Joins Forces with ...
    UAE Embassy in Seoul Joins Carbon Neutrality & ...
    UAE Embassy in Seoul Hosts 2nd Webinar on ...
    “The Daughters of the UAE,” Partners in the ...
    UAE Embassy in Seoul Holds a Webinar on Women ...
    UAE Envoy Abdulla Saif Al Nuaimi Joins in ...
    UAE Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Bilateral ...
    UAE Ambassador to Seoul Abdulla Saif Al Nuaimi ...
    UAE Ambassador to Seoul Participates in KAIST ...
    UAE Ambassador to Seoul Abdulla Saif Al Nuaimi ...
    UAE Embassy in Seoul Discusses with KOEXIMA on ...
    UAE Embassy Participates in 21st Diplomatic ...
    Committee of IDEX, NAVDEX, and Int'l Defence ...
    UAE Envoy Delivers Opening Speech at the first ...
    UAE-South Korea Webinar Held to Celebrate 40th ...
    UAE Embassy Takes Part in 2020 Gangnam Medi ...
    UAE Embassy in Seoul Participates in the 3rd ...
    UAE Embassy in Seoul Participates in Nam-gu ...
    UAE Ambassador Delivers Lecture on Youth ...
    UAE Ambassador Abdulla Saif Al Nuaimi Chats ...
    The UAE Ambassador Attends the Screening of ...
    UAE Makes Global Efforts in Response to ...
    Etihad Airways to Offer Special Transfer ...
    UAE Efforts for COVID-19 Widen Worldwide
    UAE Develops Rapid Coronavirus Laser Testing ...
    UAE's Efforts for COVID-19 to Be Praised
    UAE Develops Breakthrough in COVID-19 Treatment
    UAE Cooperates with World on COVID-19
    Emirati Women's Rights Being Enhanced
    UAE Evacuates Arab Nationals from China
    UAE Embassy in Seoul Introduces Korean ...
    UAE Embassy in Seoul Promotes Tolerance to ...
    UAE Embassy in Seoul promotes Al Maha Diplomacy
    UAE Embassy in Seoul Focuses on 2019 ...
    UAE Makes Fourth Industrial Revolution Efforts
    UAE Proclaims 2019 as the Year of Tolerance
    Year of Zayed: A Glance at Some of the ...
    Welcome to UAE
    UAE's 47th National Day Marked in Seoul
    UAE Women and Their Role in the Society
    Miracle of Han River & Miracle of Desert
    Arab Coalition’s Efforts in Liberation of ...
    UAE Announces Its Position on "Hodeida Port ...
    UAE Energy Minister Blames Qatar for ...
    44th UAE National Day Celebrated in Seoul
    41st UAE National Day Marked in Seoul
    UAE Minister Stresses Ties with S. Korea
    Abu Dhabu Debuts at KOFTA as Emirate Wins over ...
    United Arab Emirates' 35th Armed Forces Day ...
    Korean-UAE Ties Growing Steadily, Says ...
    UAE Celebrates Its 39th National Day in Seoul
    30 Years of UAE-Korea Ties Marked in Seoul
    Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Opens Najah 2009
    Arab Women Organization Conference to Open on ...
    UAE, Pakistan to Upgrade Economic Ties






The Seoul Times, Shinheung-ro 36ga-gil 24-4, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Korea 04337 (ZC)
Office: 82-10-6606-6188 Publisher & Editor: Joseph Joh
Copyrights 2000 The Seoul Times Company  ST Banner Exchange