Significant Factors Behind Development
- 17 July 2013
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has highlighted far-reaching development factors that would serve as a framework for the UAE’s enormous successes and its pioneering development experiment at the regional and international levels. His Highness expressed these views during his meeting with editors-in-chief of local newspapers, senior officials at the country’s media institutions and agencies and representatives of Arab and international news organizations during the opening ceremony of MBC’s new studio in Dubai. These factors can be summed up as follows:
The UAE has a determined and confident leadership, which explains the country’s preparedness to meet the challenges of development and demonstrates the courageous, ambitious and unconventional approach and decisions it takes for the future. The UAE’s wise leadership has a firm belief in the nation’s human resources and spares no effort to take the country to newer heights. For example, Vision 2021 is meant to make the UAE one of the top countries in the world by the time it turns 50.
H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid pointed out that a number of Arab countries need to undergo political, economic and social change. This reflects the UAE’s approach toward change as a constant part of the process meant to achieve progress not as an end in itself but as a means for transformation. The UAE is moving steadily and positively based on a deep understanding of what change means and how to use it to achieve social welfare and serve the ambitious development programs at various levels.
The UAE’s wise leadership makes continuous efforts to provide its citizens with a decent standard of living, which is supported by stability and prosperity as the mainstays of the country’s achievements. This has made the UAE a model in all fields for all nations. This has been a salient feature of the government of the UAE since 1971 wherein the individual is regarded as the main focus of governance and both the agent and beneficiary of development.
H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid noted that the government never hesitates in extending support to the media and in providing guarantees that would enable them to carry out their responsibilities as per customs, traditions and cherished codes of media conduct. His Highness pointed out that the media are a critical partner in nurturing the community and building the future.
The UAE is taking keen interest in achieving regional stability as a main prerequisite of development. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has affirmed that the UAE wishes Arab countries prosperity and economic well-being in order to spread peace and prosperity throughout the Arab region.