One Vision, One Goal

  • 10 August 2013

“We in the UAE have one direction, one vision and one goal and everyone is working for the interests of the country and upholding its resolve.” These were the words of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, with which he highlighted the nation’s values and the solidarity that bind the various segments of the UAE society, regardless of the region or emirate they come from. His Highness stressed that the Emiratis stand united in the face of challenges and work collectively for the country’s progress.

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said this recently at Za’abeel Palace in Dubai while meeting a group of around 100 young men and women representatives of Government Excellence Programmes from across the country. The meeting, which brought together 43 government entities from across the UAE, was held as part of activities that the UAE is keen to organize regularly to establish a set of values. H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum underlined these values during this meeting.

His Highness said that the foremost value is establishing the concept of government and institutional excellence and making it compatible with the overall framework within which all government institutions work. This is a fundamental and strategic pillar for excellence in all sectors of the UAE. This is based on the concept of integration among federal government and local institutions and establishes that there is no difference between federal and local or between one emirate and another. Everybody complements each other and all of them work in complete harmony. Propagating the culture of excellence as a national culture for the UAE community in general is another integral value.

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum underlined that excellence has become a fundamental approach and way of life we live every day in order to achieve Vision 2021. This constitutes a major shift on the path of sustainable development which the UAE strives to achieve in order to promote living standards and providing a decent standard of living to its citizens in a society that would rise up to advanced societies. It would help the UAE maintain its preeminent position, which is a goal that the country is working to realize. He also highlighted the importance of youth as the main pillar of development as they possess the energy that opens the way toward creativity.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai said: "I am delighted to meet such forward-thinking Emirati young men and women who strive to see our beloved country attain a leading position in the world. I, and my brother President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, thank you for the tremendous work you are doing. You are the unsung heroes who made commendable efforts and enabled our country and institutions to reach the leading positions worldwide.”

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