The United Arab Emirates (UAE) joins the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) in celebrating its National Day--a fraternal gesture that demonstrates the deep-rooted ties of these two brotherly nations. We affirm our spirit of solidarity and brotherhood with the people of Saudi Arabia, which is eagerly reflected in the historic relations that both our countries enjoy; where both strength and durability are derived from the blood ties that we come from, the origin of our civilization and the path of unity and destiny that we have followed over the years.
Today, both the UAE and the KSA stand as global models in constructive and strategic cooperation among Arab nations. Stemming from a forward looking vision formulated by the UAE's founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who believed that the unity and cooperation between the two nations would help build a better tomorrow--built on the pillars of a solid historical background, a unified vision, a rich legacy and a continuing march towards peace and goodwill. The achievements of the UAE and the KSA will continue across all economic, commercial, cultural and civic levels--laying the solid foundations of security and stability from the support of the two countries' wise leadership.
We are truly honored to extend our greetings of congratulations and blessings to the Saudi people. We wish the Kingdom prosperity and progress and reaffirm our commitment towards further consolidating our key ties with the Saudi business and investment community--harnessing the potential opportunities that are widely available as a result of the successful development process led by the UAE and the KSA.