The U.A.E., led by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has a clear vision and plan to improve its global competitiveness, as all federal, local and private sector teams work in harmony to implement this vision, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has said.
He added that the country's high interests require such a move, noting that it is a shared responsibility whose interest returns to the state and citizens as well.
The remarks were made during Sheikh Mohammed's visit to the General Secretariat of Emirates Competiveness Council at Emirates Towers, Dubai. He was accompanied by H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister for Cabinet Affairs, and Khalifa Saeed Suleiman, Director-General of the Protocol and Hospitality Department in Dubai.
Sheikh Mohammed interacted with the team over the next steps to enhance U.A.E. competiveness, and the most important international indices to gauge development progress in the U.A.E., as well as initiatives and decisions to further improve the U.A.E.'s global competitiveness status.
He thanked the team, who coordinate with international bodies to get reports on the most important development projects in the U.A.E., stressing the need for following up all the reports issued abroad on the U.A.E., and verify them for accuracy.
Sheikh Mohammed said the aim is to enhance the living condition standards of all citizens and residents, adding that the reports give accurate development indices that help in adjusting plans and launch more projects in the best interests of the community.