Mohammed briefed on UAE's global competitiveness
UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was briefed today on the UAE's performance in nine separate global competitiveness reports detailing the state's progress in various fields.
The review took place with the attendance of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Presidential Affairs Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Chairman of the Emirates Competitiveness Council Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi.
Sheikh Mohammed praised the forward steps taken by the UAE in the arena of international competitiveness, describing them as providing further incentives to work hard to achieve greater success.
During a briefing by Secretary General of the Emirates Competitiveness Council Abdullah Nasser Lootah, he shed light on the reports' repercussions, including international standards adopted by the UAE to boost global competitiveness. Stemming from the Emirates Vision 2021, these standards focus on mobilising national human resources, improving health and education services and developing an innovative, knowledge-based national economy, while ensuring that the citizens are provided with the highest possible living standards.
Sheikh Mohammed called for all government agencies to improve their performances with plans and initiatives that enable the UAE to achieve its objectives. After urging the council to build bridges of communication and to forge strategic partnerships with global corporations, the World Bank and the World Economic Forum, Sheikh Mohammed tasked officials with disseminating the concept of competiveness across the UAE.
Sheikh Mohammed concluded the meeting at the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi by expressing his appreciation for the efforts of the Emirates Competitiveness Council's members.
The meeting was also attended by Ohoud Al Roumi, Executive Director of the Prime Minister's Office.Monday, June 14, 2010