Mon 30-04-2018 16:32 PM
ABU DHABI, 30th April, 2018 (WAM) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has visited Wahat Al Karama, a national and cultural landmark commemorating the UAE’s brave soldiers who lost their lives while serving the nation.
Prime Minister Abe was welcomed by Sheikh Khalifa bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Director of the Martyrs’ Families’ Affairs Office at the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court. He then attended the Guard of Honour ceremony, and laid a wreath at Martyrs’ Monument, made up of 31 panels leaning on one another in a symbol of solidarity between the leadership, people and soldiers of the UAE.
The Japanese Prime Minister then went on a tour across Wahat Al Karama and listened to a detailed explanation by Sheikh Khalifa bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan about the memorial’s components, which embody the bravery and heroism of UAE heroes, as well as the nation’s noble values. Dr. Sultan bin Ahmad Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State, and Khaled Omran Al-Amiri, UAE Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Japan, were also present during the visit.
Shinzo Abe concluded his visit by signing the memorial book, expressing his utmost respect and appreciation for the brave martyrs of the UAE.
WAM/Nour Salman/MOHD AAMIR