01 May 2021
Statement of Mattar Al Tayer marking Zayed Humanitarian Day
(Al Tayer: Zayed set blueprints of humanitarian efforts, nurtured giving and tolerance values )
His Excellency Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), stated that Zayed Humanitarian Day, celebrated on the 19th of Ramadan, had become an iconic date in the UAE for embedding charity, benevolence and tolerance values.
“Nurtured by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, such values are revered by UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President, Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, along with Their Highnesses the Sheikhs Members of the Supreme Federation and Rulers of the Emirates,” said Al Tayer.
“Zayed Humanitarian Day coincides this year with the biggest campaign in the region for providing 100 Million Meals to the needy in 30 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe and South America unleashed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The campaign had achieved its target just 10 days from the launch date, signalling a strong endorsement from citizens and residents of the UAE and their keenness to lend a helping hand to disadvantaged people worldwide,” he noted.
“The late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan stands out as a model of wisdom, benevolence and giving in the Arab world and the world at large. His benevolence and initiatives still bear reference to his legacy of contributing to the good of humanity. Thanks to such initiatives, the name of the UAE has become synonymous with donation, charity and relief to the needy,” he added.
“As such, charitable activities have become an institutional methodology in the UAE. The country features high among the world’s top donor countries in providing humanitarian aid overseas regardless of geographical, languages, religious and ethnic backgrounds,” concluded Al Tayer.