Mosques Shootings: New Zealand falls silent

By Eudore R. Chand

Mohammed praises New Zealand PM for support

DUBAI 23 March 2019: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-

resident and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has praised the New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for her support to the Muslim community after last week’s Christchurch mosque attacks that killed 50 worshippers.

He also praised New Zealand’s communities for their solidarity with their Muslim neighbors against the hate crime.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said, “New Zealand today fell silent in honour of the mosque attacks’ martyrs. Thank you PM @jacindaardern and New Zealand for your sincere empathy and support that has won the respect of 1.5 billion Muslims after the terrorist attack that shook the Muslim community around the world”.

Burj Khalifa also lit up with Jacinda Ardern’s picture as a tribute from the government and people of United Arab Emirates.

New Zealand’s PM receives UAE delegation

WELLINGTON: New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, on Friday received a delegation from the UAE, headed by Dr. Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi.

The delegation arrived in New Zealand to express the UAE’s solidarity with the victims of the terrorist attack at a mosque in Christchurch.

The reception was attended by Saleh Ahmed Al Zareem Al Suwaidi, UAE Ambassador to New Zealand and Maqsoud Kruse, Executive Director of Hedayah.

Dr. Al Nuaimi, the head of the delegation, conveyed the condolences of the leadership and the people of the UAE to the New Zealand government and people, praising the efforts of the government headed by Ardern since the terrorist attack last Friday.

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