Khalifa bin Zayed .. A career full of work and achievements

The Ministry of Presidential Affairs mourned the people of the UAE, the Arab and Islamic nations and the whole world, the leader of the nation and the patron of his march, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, who moved. at the side of his Lord satisfied today, Friday, May 13th.
The late His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, may God have mercy on him, has enjoyed a busy career of giving and working based on man and the exaltation of the nation, with his wisdom and vision, and the foundations of solid foundations for construction and development.
The late His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, may God have mercy on him, inherited from the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may his soul rest in peace, wisdom, insight and the ability to anticipate the future as well. as his love for his people, and he made the Emirati man on top of his worries and concerns with process building and development.
days go by; To prove to us that the late His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, may God have mercy on him, have carried the trust with love and responsibility towards his people and country, and that he was an outstanding leader who brought the country’s revival with wisdom led. and ability.
Khalifa’s birthday
The late His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, may God have mercy on him, was born in 1948 in Al Muwaiji Castle in the city of Al Ain. His full name is Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan bin Zayed bin Khalifa bin Shakhbut bin Diab bin Isa bin Nahyan bin Falah bin Yas. He is the eldest son of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may his soul rest in peace, and his mother is Sheikha Hessa bint Mohammed bin Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
The village of Al Muwaiji was the center of the Al Bu Falah branch of the Bani Yas tribe, and the ruling Al Nahyan family.
The late His Highness Sheikh Khalifa belonged to the Bani Yas tribe, which is the mother tribe for most of the Arab tribes they settled in what is today known as the United Arab Emirates, historically known as the “Bani Yas Alliance”.
The late His Highness Sheikh Khalifa lived with his family in Al Muwaiji Castle in the city of Al Ain and received his schooling in the city of Al Ain at the Al-Nahyaniya School, founded by the late Sheikh Zayed, may his soul rest in peace.
The late His Highness Sheikh Khalifa spent most of his childhood in the oases of Al Ain and Al Buraimi, accompanied by his father, who ruled the Al Ain region at that time.
characters in his life
Sheikh Zayed was eager to accompany his eldest son in most of his activities, and his daily visits, to the Al Ain and Al Buraimi regions. The Al Ain and Al Buraimi oases were of economic and strategic importance to the Emirate of Abu Dhabi as the largest agricultural producer, and as a major strategic center for the region’s security.
Sheikh Khalifa continued to accompany his father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, in his difficult task. To improve the life of the tribes in the region, and to establish the authority of the state, which had a great impact in teaching him basic values; To accept responsibility, trust and justice.
The late His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, may God have mercy on him, required the public councils, which were an important school for teaching political leadership skills at that time, which offered him a wide opportunity to get involved to the concerns of citizens, which brought him close to their aspirations and hopes, and gave him management and communication skills.
Sheikh Khalifa saw the dedication of his father; To achieve prosperity and well-being for the tribes, and his zeal to preserve their security and national unity, and his initiatives in the care of the environment, and the preservation of folklore, and he became a believer that the true leader is the one who cares about the welfare of his people.
Beginning of judgment
When the late Sheikh Zayed moved to the city of Abu Dhabi; To become the ruler of the emirate in August 1966, he appointed his son Sheikh Khalifa, then 18 years old, as his representative in the Eastern Province, and the head of the courts there, and he proved this delegation regard. of his confidence in him.
Sheikh Khalifa followed in his father’s footsteps, and went on to implement major development projects in the Eastern Province, especially those aimed at improving agriculture. His remarkable success in Al Ain was the beginning of a long career in employment of the people, and the beginning of his leadership role with ease, and skill recorded by his great achievements.
During the ensuing years, Sheikh Khalifa held a number of key positions, becoming the chief executive officer of his father’s government, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan, and taking on the tasks of overseeing the implementation of all major projects.
On February 1, 1969, Sheikh Khalifa was appointed Crown Prince of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The next day, he accepted the duties of the Department of Defense in the emirate.
Sheikh Khalifa established the Defense Department in Abu Dhabi, which later became the core of the UAE army.
On July 1, 1971, as part of the restructuring of the Abu Dhabi government, His Highness was appointed Ruler of Abu Dhabi and Local Minister of Defense and Finance in the emirate.
On 23 December 1973, Sheikh Khalifa accepted the position of Deputy Prime Minister in the Second Cabinet.
Shortly afterwards, on January 20, 1974, His Highness accepted the duties of the presidency of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, replacing the local government in the emirate.
executive board
Sheikh Khalifa oversaw the Executive Council in achieving comprehensive development programs in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, including housing construction, the water supply system and roads, and public infrastructure that led to the modernization of Abu Dhabi city.
The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (website in English only) was established in 1976 on behalf of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed; For the purpose of managing financial investments in the Emirates; To ensure a stable source of income for future generations.
The late His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, may God have mercy on him, became the President of the State on November 3, 2004, following the death of his father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, on November 2, 2004.
power and development
Sheikh Khalifa was widely involved in other areas of development in the country, and in May 1976 he was appointed Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces, following the historic decision of the Federal Supreme Court to merge the armed forces. melts under a command and a flag.
His Highness devoted most of his attention to making the military institution a large multidisciplinary institute, in which trained human cadres are prepared. He established several colleges and ordered the purchase of the latest military equipment and facilities. In addition, Sheikh Khalifa established the Abu Dhabi Department of Social Services and Commercial Buildings known as the Khalifa Committee in 1981.
Another important position held by His Highness was the leadership of the Supreme Petroleum Council in the late 1980s. The process of developing petrochemical and industrial facilities in the Emirates was part of a long-term program aimed at to diversify the country’s economy. As one of His Highness’s priorities.
In 1991, His Highness established the Lending Authority; To provide real estate to the citizens of the emirate, for both housing and investment purposes.
Until 2006, he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Abu Dhabi Development Fund, which oversees the UAE’s foreign development assistance program.
Ruler of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi
The late His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, may God have mercy on him, was elected President of the State on November 3, 2004. He also accepted his duties as Ruler of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi; After the death of his father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who was elected the country’s first president on December 2, 1971 until the date of his death on November 2, 2004.
Following his election as President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Khalifa unveiled his first strategic plan for the Government of the United Arab Emirates; To achieve balanced and sustainable development, and to ensure the prosperity of citizens. One of his main goals was to follow the path of his father, who believed in the pioneering role of the UAE as a beacon leading its people to a prosperous future, in which security and stability prevail.
His Highness Sheikh Khalifa oversaw the development of the oil and gas sectors, and manufacturing industries that contributed with great success to the country’s economic diversification.
Study needs
His Highness also made extensive tours through the United Arab Emirates; To study the needs of the northern emirates, he ordered the construction of a number of housing projects, roads, education projects and social services. In addition, His Highness launched an initiative to develop the legislature by amending the mechanism for the selection of members of the Federal National Council, in a way that combines election and appointment, which elects the election of half of the members of enable the Council through direct elections. by the people of the UAE.
Sports activities have a large part of the importance of His Highness, who is eager to follow them on an ongoing basis, especially football, and he has major financial contributions to support and honor local sports teams and clubs, which locally, regional and internationally performing championships.
In the words of the leader:
In the words of the late His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, may God have mercy on him:
“Our main goal in the UAE is to build the nation and the citizen, and most of the country’s revenue is harnessed to make up for what we have missed and to catch up with the advanced nations that preceded us in a attempt to build our country. “
“Man is the true wealth of this land before and after oil, just as the interest of the nation is the goal for which we work day and night.”
“The construction of man is completely different from all other normal construction processes, because he is the mainstay of the comprehensive social and economic development process, and he has the responsibility to promote the nation’s progress.”
“The greatest and greatest achievement we are proud of is to build the people of the Emirates, to prepare and qualify them to occupy their place, and to contribute to the building of their nation and to the ranks of developed countries. “
“The most important projects we are going to implement are mainly aimed at building man as the best investment on our land, ensuring its future and ensuring the safety of our future generations.”
“The United Arab Emirates does not arm itself with the onset of aggression, but rather does so because it believes that weakness calls for aggression, and that power is a condition for consolidating peace.”
stations in his life
* The late His Highness Sheikh Khalifa, may God have mercy on him, was appointed in August 1966 as the representative of the ruler of Abu Dhabi in the Eastern Region and head of his legal system, and His Highness was appointed as the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi on 1 February 1969.
* His Highness accepted the presidency of the first local council of ministers in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi on July 1, 1971, in addition to the defense and finance portfolios in this council.
* Becomes Deputy Prime Minister of the Federal Council of Ministers on 20 January 1974.
* Appointed Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the UAE Army in 1976.
* The late His Highness Sheikh Khalifa, may God have mercy on him, became President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Abu Dhabi on November 3, 2004 until his death on May 13, 2022.

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