The UAE has paid rich tributes to its soldiers who have returned home after serving in Yemen as part of the Arab Coalition's Operation Restoring Hope.
They have been honoured in a grand ceremony in Abu Dhabi in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, as well as His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
Their Highnesses Rulers of the Emirates, Crown Princes and Deputy Rulers also attended the event organised by the UAE Armed Forces at the Zayed Military City.
The UAE's leaders were invited to inspect the forces and walk among them as the military band played.
They were also briefed about the UAE's achievements during its five-year involvement in the Arab Coalition's efforts to restore the legitimate government in Yemen.
In a special ceremony held in Abu Dhabi, @HHShkMohd, @MohamedBinZayed, and Rulers of the Emirates welcome the couragous heroes of the #UAE Armed Forces returning from Yemen. pic.twitter.com/EKG6wNjql3— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) February 9, 2020
Together with my brothers, the UAE Rulers, I attended a celebration of our brave sons & daughters who took part in the Arab coalition in Yemen. The UAE will remain a bridge to peace & stability, supporting the region's progress of hope for a better life & a better tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/l2owXw53OL— محمد بن زايد (@MohamedBinZayed) February 9, 2020