Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed receives humanitarian award from Vatican foundation by Haneen Dajani
Ceremony hears of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s work for people in 135 countries
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, was recognised with the Man of Humanity award by a Vatican foundation in a ceremony at Emirates Palace on Tuesday night.
Sheikh Shakhbout bin Nahyan, Minister of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Relations, accepted the award on behalf of Sheikh Mohamed.
The award was given by Vatican’s Pontifical Foundation Gravissimum Educationis, which supports global education and learning projects.
The audience was told of Sheikh Mohamed’s many humanitarian efforts around the world, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic.
A video showed how 135 countries around the world were helped by the UAE over the past years. This included the most remote area of the world – the Amazon.
Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi, president of Foundation Gravissimum Educationis, said the foundation signed a memorandum of understanding with the UAE Ministry of Education on Monday. READ MORE