ABU DHABI, UAE, May 16, 2024 PRNewswire -- The Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM) has announced the recipient of the inaugural PAM Global Humanitarian Personality Award at the 18th Plenary Session held in Braga, Portugal. For the first time, this prestigious recognition is bestowed upon His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, for his decades-long exemplary contributions to humanitarian efforts around the world.

Each year, PAM recognises significant contributions of organisations and individuals who build bridges of communication and foster mutual understanding among the region's peoples and nations. This year, the inaugural PAM Global Humanitarian Personality Award is dedicated to those who have showcased extraordinary efforts in providing political mediation or life-saving humanitarian assistance, alleviating the suffering of people facing catastrophic events. Although this is the first time that PAM has handed the Global Humanitarian Personality Award, the organisation has recognised numerous dignitaries in the past, including H.E. Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, President of Algeria, H.E. Mr. Jorge Fernando Branco de Sampaio, Former President of Portugal and H.E. Mr. Ilir Rexhep Meta, Former President of Albania.

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