Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance, has participated in celebrations marking the 200th anniversary of Grozny, the capital of the Chechen Republic.
Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak's attendance is part of his current visit to the capital at the invitation of Ramzan Kadyrov, President of the Chechen Republic. The Minister of Tolerance arrived in Grozny on Friday accompanied by Sheikh Mohammed bin Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Sheikh Mubarak bin Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Saeed Ahmed Ghobash, Chancellor of the United Arab Emirates University, and a number of other officials.
Upon his arrival in Grozny, the minister made his way to scene of celebrations at the centre of the city where he was received by President Ramzan Kadyrov, a number of ministers and senior officials of the Chechen Government, and Maadhad Hareb Mughair Al Khaili, UAE Ambassador to the Russian Federation.
Sheikh Nahyan conveyed to President Kadyrov the greetings of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and their wishes for Chechnya further progress and development.
The Chechen President of in turn reciprocated his greetings to the UAE leaders, wishing the UAE further prosperity.
Sheikh Nahyan said that participating in this celebration reflects the deep relations between the UAE and the Chechen Republic.
In his speech during the ceremony, the UAE Minister said he wishes for further expansion of these relations based on mutual trust and respect, adding that the UAE is keen to strengthen aspects of cooperation with the Chechen Republic under the support of its leadership. He also congratulated President Kadyrov and the Chechen people on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the founding of Grozny and wished the Chechen Republic further progress and prosperity.
Following the ceremony, the Chechen President held a dinner in honor of the UAE official and his accompanying delegation.
Source: UAE Ministry Of Foreign Affairs