“When I became the Ruler of Sharjah, the first step I took was uniting all of Sharjah’s departments and entities. That is Sharjah’s nature, its people nature. Even in Arab unitary matters, Sharjah always stands out."
His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, in an interview with Sharjah TV, May 2016.
The speech from which we picked the quote is “Union and Unity”. The speech embodies the epitome of wisdom that Sharjah followed under the wise leadership of its intellectual ruler, His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah. “Union and Unity”, two words that hold deep meanings, and yield great flourished outcomes, were the beginning of the development and advancement of the society.
Union and unity was the path Sharjah had chosen, under the leadership of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah. a path ends with solidarity, strength and progress.
It was not the first decision to unite when His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah took charge of Sharjah’s leadership. Knowledge in history and civilizations were not the only factors His Highness counted in the development of Sharjah, but rather the nature of its people, along with their customs and traditions.
His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah explains the most important foundation that made the country strong, and it is unity. If it is the nature of Sharjah’s people to unite, then Sharjah must be the guardian of the union. The same applies to all unitary matters among the Arab countries, where Sharjah is always at the forefront in supporting, for it knows the meaning of unity.