UAE stands by our friends in Kerala: Ambassador to India
The UAE rolled out a relief campaign for flood victims in the Indian state of Kerala.
Dr Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al Banna, UAE Ambassador to India told India Today that UAE government has formed a national emergency committee to provide relief assistance to people affected by flash floods in the Indian state of Kerala.
"UAE people and Indian people are one community. As His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai announced, we will stand with our friends in the hardship that the state of Kerala has gone through due to heavy rain and floods. We will stand and we will do whatever we can do," Dr Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al Banna quoted as saying.
The President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has instructed the formation of a national emergency committee to provide relief to Kerala.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan thanked UAE leaders, including His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE 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, for tweeting out their solidarity with Keralites.