Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy affirmed that the UAE would have not made the successive landmark achievements globally if it had not for the far-sighted vision of the wise leadership led by 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 Their Highnesses Supreme Council Members and Rulers of Emirates.
In a statement on the UAE's high score in the Global Competitiveness Report (GCR) issued by the World Economic Forum in 2014- 2015, the minister said: ''The UAE advance of 7 places in the overall competitiveness of its economy within just one year, becoming the 12th most competitive nation globally, ahead of countries such as Denmark, Canada and South Korea, underlines the solid will and determination and endless ambition of our wise leadership and the dedication of the U.A.E.
people to enhance its leading role regionally as well as globally.'' ''Day by day, the UAE is proving that it is a stand-alone case in everything and a source of inspiration in politics, economy, development, progress and other areas.
The UAE rests only with the top rank and its future ambitious plans and visions are always seeking the first place in all fields,'' he added.
He indicated that the U.A.E. Government was striving to be a leader in different key economic sectors to deliver sustainable economic development and the advanced ranking it scored in the Global Competitiveness Report spoke volume for the success of these efforts.
He stated that his ministry was acting upon instructions of the federal government and its agenda the U.A.E. Vision 2021 seeks to achieve.
''The advanced ranking the U.A.E. has achieved in the GCR has placed a heavy responsibility on our us to maintain excellence and leadership and build upon them to deliver more achievements,'' he stated.