His Excellency Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Chancellor of the United Arab Emirates University, stressed that holding the World Government Summit’s latest session shows the aspirations and ambitions of the UAE. These ambitions are part of the strategies of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
He added that the summit had continued the good work of its previous sessions. He mentioned that UAE has an international outlook and is currently working on ambitious developmental projects that contribute to sustainable development. This summit has become a major conference when it comes to discussing the issues and challenges that influence government policies. The summit offered proposals, solutions and strategic plans to better serve development and the well-being of various peoples as they face different local, regional and global challenges.
He further explained the UAE’s part in many developmental projects as it moves towards a knowledge based economy of creativity and innovation. This is a culture pursued by national institutions in order to achieve global competitiveness, to develop and upgrade governmental systems and to promote structural changes. This is done through interactive, practical and technical programs that promote scientific research and encourage the development of educational and research institutions. It is hoped that this will help to train a generation of graduates who will serve the country, society and take part in international development.
Finally, he reiterated that the World Government Summit is the ideal platform to launch global and sustainable projects. The summit includes many world leading experts in governance and it is to be hoped that through research initiatives and strategic studies they can come up with many recommendations for future actions.