Mohammed bin Rashid attends inaugural session of 2nd Government Summit

WAM DUBAI, 10th February, 2014 (WAM) — Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, today attended the official inaugural session of three-day long 2nd Government Summit, held in Jumeirah City in Dubai.

The event was attended by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Mohammed Ahmed Al Murr, Speaker of the Federal National Council (FNC), H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister, H.H. Sheikh Majed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Lt. General Musbeh bin Rashid Al Fattan, Director of the Office of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, a number of Sheikhs, senior officials, over 4,000 academic and media experts, Emirati and foreign decision makers and students.

Sheikh Saif spoke at the session on a number of issues regarding the smart government services and economic crisis, and how the UAE overcome it. He noted that the foreign investments in the UAE increased to 40 per cent from 2012-2013, while a number of travellers through UAE airports surged by 113 per cent.

He said there were no cases of organised crime in the country. On ‘Extraordinary Leader” and how to become one, Sheikh Saif said, “The extraordinary leader should be resolved, determined, and ready to launch initiatives. He/She should be clear and precise in his orders and directives. The extraordinary leader must be a visionary, honest and loving father, a social participant and instills loyalty and love regarding belonging to the nation, leadership and community.” Sheikh Saif referred in this regard to the legacy of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and how the current leadership has been following the course to provide a decent living conditions for citizens, He noted that President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, are extraordinary leaders who learnt from the school of Sheikh Zayed and his legacy.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid toured the workshops on government work in Jumeirah city, where he attended the lectures and discussions. The workshops are attended by an elite of Emirati youth and world decision makers and experts. He also visited the media centre, where he met a number of media personalities, Arab and foreign writers. He discussed with them the objectives and message of Government Summit to the world.

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