Hamdan bin Mubarak: Our people and our students are exceptional

WAM ABU DHABI, 13th February, 2014 (WAM) — Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, has declared that the success of the 2nd Government Summit 2014 is attributed to the successful coverage of the Summit’s meetings of all the issues presented for discussion, which included education, health, social services, transportation and communications.

In a statement to the Emirates News Agency, WAM, Sheikh Hamdan said the success of the summit was the result of its sustainable nature which provided a spirit of innovation and creativity, not only in the U.A.E. but in the whole world, in addition to the importance of involving the private sector and other vital sectors such as aviation, hotels and banks.

He added that the large and active participation of government leaders, experts, global companies who are leaders in multiple domains, who all offered their rich and successful experiences, was also a primary reason for the Summit’s success.

Sheikh Hamdan commended the initiatives launched at the Summit, particularly the “Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Competition”.

“The contest reflects the determination of the leaders of the U.A.E. for developmental achievements to be produced by the children and students of the State under the guidance and care of their leadership, because they have the priority to build their nation, in addition to this initiative underlining the desire of the State to include all mankind in enjoying these achievements and the State trying to achieve happiness and well-being for humanity”, he added.

He also highlighted the care and attention given by the President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to the education sector, believing that it is the cornerstone of all achievements the State strives to achieve in all sectors.

The minister added that the Summit has put education as a priority on the agendas of participating governments, and also demonstrated interest in students, to encourage them and push them to creativity and innovation, through the actions of H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, who honoured students from various U.A.E. colleges and universities for contributing to supporting the State’s efforts to achieve excellence.

At the end of his statement, he re-itterated the words of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, when he said, “Our leaders are exceptional, and our people are exceptional as well”. The U.A.E. students really are exceptional and are able to implement the requirements of the “Dubai Initiative 2021” launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid under the wise leadership of the U.A.E..

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