UAE President meets with Emirati astronaut Sultan Neyadi to check his long-term ISS mission preparations

President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan today visited Emirati astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi at his home in Umm Ghafa, ​​Al Ain.

President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed exchanged friendly conversations with Al Neyadi and his family, and expressed his pride in the UAE people, who continue to develop their skills and decorate UAE’s track record with new qualitative achievements.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed checked on Al Neyadi’s preparations for his next mission to the International Space Station (ISS), which will last for six months, making him the first Arab astronaut to undertake such mission.

The UAE President affirmed that the UAE will continue to advance its position in various scientific fields, especially modern science, artificial intelligence and advanced technology, powered by the will and abilities of its people. He also commended the determination that Al Neyadi has shown in his quest to add to the UAE’s accomplishments, and expressed his full confidence in Al Neyadi’s ability to log a new success story in the pages of the UAE’s history.

For his part, Al Neyadi expressed his delight and pride at the visit of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed, praising His Highness’ keenness to personally follow up on his preparations.

He expressed his appreciation for the wise leadership’s confidence in his ability to represent the UAE, stressing that he is fully prepared to make his mission a first-of-its-kind success for the Arab world.

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