Sheikh Khalid bin Mohamed unveils "Jacques Chirac" street in Abu Dhabi
The 4km street stretches from Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Bridge to the Louvre Abu Dhabi, which symbolises close UAE-France ties
HH Sheikh Khalid bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office, unveiled the “Jacques Chirac” street in Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, in honour of the late French President.
The ceremony was held in the presence of the former French President’s daughter Claude Chirac; French Ambassador to the UAE, Ludovic Pouille; the UAE Ambassador to France, Ali Abdullah Al Ahmed; chairman of the Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities, Falah Mohammed Al Ahbabi; and chairman of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak.
Khalid bin Mohamed bin Zayed during the inauguration of Jacques Chirac Street on Saadiyat Island, in honour of the late French President and symbolising the deep historical ties between the UAE and France. pic.twitter.com/ZSdlrSUkqM— Abu Dhabi Government Media Office (@admediaoffice) November 11, 2019
The street was named in line with the wishes of HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, who ordered the naming of one of the main streets on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi after Jacques Chirac – a friend of the UAE.
According to the Abu Dhabi Media Office, the 4km street stretches from Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Bridge to the Louvre Abu Dhabi, a museum that symbolises the deep ties between the two countries.