Malala Yousufzai was received by UAE’s top leadership on Tuesday at the Al-Bahr Palace
General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received the young Pakistani girl who was attacked last year in her village of Mingora by the Taliban, for her efforts towards girls’ education.
On her way to perform Umrah rituals, Malala stopped over in Abu Dhabi to thank the UAE and Sheikh Mohammed for their assistance and support during her ordeal, noting that Sheikh Mohamed’s role highlights the humanitarian aspects of Islamic teachings.
The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi was briefed about Malala’s health and treatment she has been recieving in the United Kingdom.
Sheikh Mohammed appreciated the determination exhibited by Malala to overcome difficulties so that she may continue her noble mission, adding that it was a duty of all people to standby Malala, while she is spreading the principles of love and peace.
Malala was shot in the head on Oct.9, 2012, while returning home from the school in Wadi Swat, Pakistan, because of her defence of women’s right for education. She was rushed to the UK for treatment upon the efforts exerted by the UAE. She has recovered and is now returned to school.