Italy’s Chief of Defence Staff visits Wahat Al Karama

ABU DHABI, — Italy’s Chief of Staff, Claudio Graziano, visited Wahat Al Karama in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, where he was received by Sheikh Khalifa bin Tahnoon bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Director of the Martyrs’ Families’ Affairs Office at the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi.

The guest started the visit by laying a wreath in front of the memorial, which comprises 31 massive aluminium-clad tablets, each leaning on the other to symbolise the unity, solidarity and mutual support that bind the leadership and citizens together with the servicemen and women who protect the nation.

He then visited the Pavilion of Honour, whose circular internal wall is clad with over 2,800 aluminium plates, on which the names of UAE heroes are inscribed.

At the end of the visit, the Italian official wrote a note in the honour book, where he expressed his satisfaction at visiting the cultural landmark, which reflects the values of sacrifice for the nation. He voiced his appreciation for the opportunity to visit Wahat Al Karama.

Sheikh Khalifa bin Tahnoon, said, “Wahat Al Karama is a destination for all to recognise and cherish the great sacrifices made by the UAE nationals in defending their country. It has become an inspiring symbol for leaders, dignitaries, officials and visitors.”

Source: Emirates News Agency