A Celebration of America‚Äôs Independence!
Amcham Abu Dhabi Marks the 4th of July in an extravaganza marking the 240th anniversary of the USA‚Äôs Declaration of Independence at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Canal recently. The event, which also highlighted US Memorial Day, was attended by over 500 business leaders, government officials, military officers and the greater American community.
HE Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan said, ‚ÄúThank you for asking me to celebrate with you both Independence Day and Memorial Day, events as inseparable as the friendship between the United Arab Emirates and the United States of America. American residents in the U.A.E. contribute to this special relationship. Your daily strengthen the business, cultural, scientific, healthcare and energy sectors of our country.
Your knowledge, talent and energy have profoundly affected our worldview. At this global crossroads, our ability to be successful hosts to other people from every other nation in the world has benefited from a certain optimism, openness, understanding, friendliness, daring, and concern for each person as a unique individual.
All of these characteristics are distinctly American. We always have good reason to celebrate your Independence Day.‚ÄĚ
American Ambassador Barbara A. Leaf said,
‚ÄúI am so proud to be with you here to reflect upon the 240th¬†year since the founding of the United States of America, and to pay tribute to the American heroes who have safeguarded our country and the ideals for which we stand.‚ÄĚ
She also highlighted the key role that AmCham Abu Dhabi members play in the UAE business community, noting ‚ÄúAmCham Abu Dhabi has been at the forefront of making it possible for U.S. companies to succeed in the UAE.