The National honoured at FNC finale

The National was one of the institutions recognised at an FNC ceremony to honour media outlets, government companies and ministries that have worked with it over its term.

Dr Mohammed Al Mazrouei, General Secretary of the FNC, and Mohammed Al Murr, the council’s Speaker, present Mohammed Al Otaiba, Editor-in-Chief of The National, with the award in Abu Dhabi. Sarah Dea / The National
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ABU DHABI // The National was one of the institutions recognised at a Federal National Council ceremony to honour media outlets, government companies and ministries that have worked with it over its term, which ends on Monday.

Mohammed Al Otaiba, the newspaper’s Editor-in-Chief, received the honour on its behalf and stressed the importance of supporting the FNC and its role in the country’s development.

“I think we have a responsibility as a media outlet to engage with different public entities and particularly the Federal National Council,” Mr Al Otaiba said.

“They are a body that represents the people of the UAE and we have a responsibility towards our readers, who I hope through us can understand the roles and the functions of the FNC.

"At The National we are honoured to receive this.

“It is a testament to the work and effort that we as a paper do, and it is an appreciation of this platform where we carry the debate on public matters as well as tell the story of the political system, particularly the FNC.”

Mohammed Al Murr, Speaker of the FNC, said: “We all worked together towards the optimal goal of serving the country and its great people, and you all were a great asset to the council and all of its committees.

“We are proud to honour this group of excellent entities who served as an asset to the council and its functions.

“The appreciation of all those who serve their nation is an important value of our culture and this ceremony falls under that.”

The FNC honoured the Ministries of Finance, Foreign Affairs, Education and Youth Development, and Presidential Affairs.

Other entities recognised were the National Statistics Centre, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the Abu Dhabi Naturalisation and Residency Directorate, National Media Council, the state news agency Wam and the Dubai Media Office, among others.

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