UAE, China to celebrate Mars missions together, says envoy

SourceEmirates Business
SectorEconomy
CountryUAE

BEIJING / WAM Dr Ali Obaid Al Dhaheri, UAE Ambassador to China, has said that with entering into the Chinese New Year, there is optimism on the horizon, with both the UAE and China achieving respective arrivals to the orbit of Mars. Al Dhaheri stated, “Spring Festival upon us as we enter into the Chinese New Year, many of us are looking with hope to the future. It is apt that at the cusp of this new year, there is optimism on the horizon, with both the UAE and China achieving respective arrivals to the orbit of Mars.” In an Op-Ed in the China Daily, Dr Al Dhaheri said, “Mars missions from our two nations will arrive within one day of the other—the UAE’s on February 9 and China’s on February 10. By the time Spring Festival rolls in, our nations will be united in celebration.” He added that in the UAE’s case, the Mars mission is called the Hope Probe...read more...