An Ambitious Vision of Development

  • 7 September 2013

The UAE’s wise leadership, under President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan (may God protect him), has an ambitious vision of development that always seeks the best and gives the UAE the status that it deserves among developed economies. This was expressed clearly by His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, during a meeting held recently with a U.S. Congress delegation. During this meeting His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan reaffirmed that the UAE has the ambition to make greater achievements in various fields.

The success of UAE’s model of development is evident from the testimonies it has received from international institutions and in reports and statistics that periodically and accurately measure the levels of progress achieved by countries and communities. These achievements are the result of a comprehensive, clear and ambitious vision of our wise leadership. This vision leaves its mark at various levels. To begin with, it focuses on building human capital and considers investing in it as the ultimate investment. There is also a firm belief that nations only progress at the hands of their citizens. Hence the UAE leadership pays a lot of attention to Emirati citizens so that they become an essential component of the process of development.

This is also the essence of this phase of empowerment in the UAE, which aims to enable citizens to acquire greater skills so that they contribute to and participate in the process of the nation’s comprehensive development. One aspect of the UAE’s vision is its ambition which is based on self-confidence and complete trust in the country’s capabilities. The UAE’s wise leadership always aspires for the top position across various fields and is determined to get the UAE the position it deserves on the world map. Another facet of this vision is the quest for stability based on solid foundations – such as economic and social progress and values such as tolerance and openness to the world – and respect for cultures and dialog.

The UAE’s wise leadership is also keen to ensure security and stability, which is regarded as an essential component of development. As a result, the UAE has become an oasis of security for all those looking for work and live in peace and harmony. Another pillar of the leadership’s vision is an open foreign policy, which is prepared to serve development goals by taking into account and benefiting from global development experiences that have managed to elevate nations to advanced positions. There is no doubt that recognizing such experiences and benefiting from them will be positively reflected in the development process of the UAE.

The UAE has become a model modern state which has elements of growth and development embodied in its efficient management and wise use of capabilities and resources. The country gives due attention to human resource, ensures and enables co-existence among people of different nationalities in complete harmony and creates a sense of security. All this leads to a deep sense of satisfaction and happiness on the part of members of the community toward public policy. It is these factors that have strengthened stability in the UAE at all levels.