JAKARTA, 14th April, 2023 (WAM) -- Joko Widodo, President of the Republic of Indonesia, has attended a ceremony to mark Zayed Humanitarian Day at the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Solo, Indonesia.
The event was attended by Suhail Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure; Tito Karnavian, Indonesian Minister of Home Affairs; and Abdullah Salem Al Dhaheri, UAE Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia.
During the ceremony, Al Mazrouei and Karnavian signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support and enhance development projects in the city of Solo.
During the event, President Widodo gave a speech in which he described the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Founding Father of the UAE and the inspiration for Zayed Humanitarian Day, as a leader who dedicated his life to promoting the values of solidarity, giving and humanity, and called on people to follow his path.
Al Mazrouei stated that humanitarian work has become a permanent aspect of UAE society, thanks to the principles and values that the Founding Father instilled in his people and whose positive impact extends to the whole world.
For his part, Al Dhaheri said, "Zayed Humanitarian Day commemorates the legacy of the UAE's Founding Founder, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, serving as motivation to follow his example, to be generous and giving, and to continue his good deeds, and be inspired by his wisdom.
"The UAE remains committed to Sheikh Zayed's dedication to helping people affected by crises and disasters without discrimination, and the country is still one of the largest donors of foreign aid relative to its national income."
Dr. Sultan Faisal Al Rumaithi, CEO of Sheikh Zayed Mosque and Centre in Solo, said that the humanitarian vision of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan stemmed from the deep conviction that helping people is one of the greatest deeds and the noblest of them all. Sheikh Zayed has translated this vision and belief into practical reality by taking on numerous humanitarian initiatives and projects worldwide.
In addition, Al Mazrouei was also briefed on the Ramadan programmes of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque and Centre, which has seen a total of 371,400 visitors since its opening in March and a total of 134,000 iftar meals having been served so far during the holy month.