United Arab Emirates Celebrates Its National Day

The citizens of United Arab Emirates today celebrated their National Day.

The UAE is a federation of seven emirates. Each is governed by a hereditary emir, with a single national president. The constituent emirates are Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain. The capital is Abu Dhabi, which is also the state’s center of political, industrial, and cultural activities, according to Wikipedia.

US Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, speaking in Washington, DC, extended the congratulations of President Obama and the people of the United States, to the people of United Arab Emirates.

Dubai is the richest city in Western Asia.

She said the United Arab Emirates has made remarkable gains over the past 40 years expanding economic opportunity, education, and healthcare. She noted the impressive achievements serve as a beacon for countries around the world seeking to build a brighter future.

She stressed that the United States and the United Arab Emirates share a long history of friendship and cooperation. Both countries are working together to promote peace and security, support economic growth and improve educational opportunities in the region and around the world.

“I wish all Emiratis a safe and happy celebration on this special day. Congratulations and best wishes for a year of peace and prosperity.”

– Ms. Clinton

UAE oil reserves are ranked as the world’s sixth-largest. It possesses one of the most developed economies in West Asia. It is also the thirty-fifth-largest economy at market exchange rates

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