In a Morality sign, H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Ras Al Khaimah’s Supreme Council Member and Governor replied to a plea from a Grade 1 pupil at RAK Academy Al Hamra to return his mother to the UAE after being stranded in the UK for 52 days due to travel restrictions on coronavirus.
Saud bin Saqr receives a letter
“I was delighted yesterday to receive a letter from Archie. The British boy whose mother had been prevented from moving from the UK to Ras Al Khaimah considering the present circumstances,” H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr, in his response to a handwritten letter from the boy.
Recently, Archie Appleyard wrote an emotional letter to H.H. Sheikh Saud, asking for the return of his mother. “When I was away from my mum, it was 52 periods of sleep now,” the boy said in his letter.
“I feel so lonely. Because we’ve never been apart for a long time and all I dream about and wish for is my mummy’s return,” he said.
In his comment to his account on Instagram, H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr said: “We worked at the earliest moment to help reunite him with his parents. Stressing on Zayed Humanitarian Day that the UAE will always be a pillar of civilization in this region.”
Meanwhile, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Federal Identity and Citizenship Authority has said that those who wish to return to the UAE must have a valid visa and family in the country.
The announcement had been made late on Monday evening in order to maintain people content during the pandemic.
The government and authority said the decision had been made to “reunite the families impacted by the actions taken in the light of the exceptional circumstances today.”
“The move is intended to streamline their serene return to the UAE,” the release said.