By Wam on Saturday, September 12, 2009
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has inspected the Al Dara border checkpoint between UAE and Oman in Ras Al Khaimah.
During the visit, he had iftar with staff at the border agency, toured sections of the post and attended a presentation on an automated network project to link all land routes and checkpoints between the UAE and Oman.
This electronic link, scheduled to launch soon, is expected to ease travel between the countries.
Sheikh Mohammed was accompanied by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai; Lt General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior; Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs; Lt General Saif Abdullah Al Shaafar, Undersecretary of the Interior Ministry; and other senior officials.
They were received by Major General Naser Balewadhi Al Minhali, Director General of Naturalisation and Residency at the Interior Ministry, and other RAK senior officials.
The employees at the checkpoint welcomed Sheikh Mohammed and the accompanying delegation and expressed their happiness at meeting him in the holy month of Ramadan.
Sheikh Mohammed said he was satisfied with the developments, and praised the Interior Ministry's performance.
Sheikh Saif said: "The directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler of Abu Dhabi, and Sheikh Mohammed have strengthened confidence among the border authorities both in the UAE and Oman."