UAE Humanitarian Role Model, Says Washington Post Writer
- 24 December 2013
David Ignatius, a writer and political and strategic analyst who writes for the Washington Post newspaper, said that the wise leadership of the UAE represents a humanitarian role model for the world.
He added that this has happened thanks to the nation achieving rapid development in a short period of time, that which other major nations failed to achieve in decades and in the same time it has preserved its legacy under the wise vision of its prudent leadership.
Ignatius added 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, have the respect and confidence of the whole world, since they have unique leadership personalities that have enabled the UAE to become a model for the world, especially in the field of human rights.
He added that the UAE leadership has contributed to supporting friendship ties with the US and other countries in various fields in a balanced way, pointing out the importance of scientific research and strategic studies.
In his statement to the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR), Ignatius said that although the UAE was established in 1971, it has achieved a huge amount of development in all fields while maintaining its legacy and traditions.
He added that the UAE did not only depend on its oil resources and population but also relied on its wise government policies.