Mohammed tells officials to serve nation

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed greeting officials (WAM)

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in the presence of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, met in Dubai on Thursday with ministers, undersecretaries, heads of various federal bodies and a gathering of employees in the second, third and forth ranks.

Addressing them Sheikh Mohammed stressed the importance of developing the government work and exploiting their capabilities in the cause of the nation so that it will become number one.

Sheikh Mohammed welcomed the young citizens, men and women, in the presence of Dubai Deputy Ruler Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum; Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Lt General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan; Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan; Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan; Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan.

Sheikh Mohammed expressed happiness in meeting the young citizens and stressed that the nation will prevail over all difficulties.

"All of us, both the leaders and the people, have to serve our beloved nation to take it to the first position because we will not except any alternative to it," Sheikh Mohammed said.

"I am with you today to inculcate in your minds the spirit of dedication and zeal so that you will exert more efforts and time in the cause of our nation, the nation of virtue, prosperity, dignity and justice", Sheikh Mohammed said.

He urged them not to look to the ministers or officials of higher ranks in their respective ministries and federal bodies, but to look at the people who come to them, to welcome their customers with smile and cheer, because a good word and a smiling attitude is half of the duty of an employee. Every employee has to receive their customers with happiness and humanitarian attitudes as it is part of our morals and ethics in the Arab and Islamic culture; he added.

Sheikh Mohammed reminded them of the national cohesion and the need to strengthen the national identity as directed by His Highness President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

He also reminded the President's directives for giving attention to all regions in the country and their development and the ensuring of all services to the remote region as are given to the urban areas.

"Every part of our country is precious and close to our heart. So there is no such thing as the remote areas", asserted Sheikh Mohammed.

At the end of the meeting which was held at the Al Bahar Palace in Dubai, they attended the lunch hosted by Sheikh Mohammed.