The Ministry of Interior (MoI) Council discussed the image of the country abroad and recommended following the steps of the Founding Fathers and maintaining the civilized image of the State, including its position among world nations as a successful example of development, coexistence, security and stability. The MoI Council was hosted by Mohammed Abdullah Bal'ajer Al Rumaithi, at his residence in the Al Samha area of Abu Dhabi.
The Council is one of the gatherings organized by the Law Respect Culture Bureau, in cooperation with the Security Media Department in the General Directorate of Security Support, at the General Secretariat of the Office of His Highness Deputy Prime Minister, Ministry of Interior. The Council was moderated by media personality Abdul Rahman Al Shamiri, Director General and Editor-in-Chief of Al Watan Newspaper.
The Council discussed the bad behaviors of a handful of youngsters when they travel abroad to vacation in Europe or elsewhere in the world. It also addressed their lack of respect for the local culture, customs, traditions and laws of these The Council stressed that UAE citizens should conduct themselves as ambassadors to their homeland and paint a positive and favorable picture, in recognition of the State’s efforts to strengthen its ties with other nations. It also emphasized that the
civilized image of the UAE abroad did not come from nowhere, but rather was the result of various factors and efforts over a period of many years. These were initially started by our grandparents and parents, who worked hard to spread the values of love, tolerance and coexistence, as well as the State’s policies and position on promoting peace, development and stability, both in the region and worldwide.