Over the past two days, the UAE’s leaders have gathered to create a roadmap for the nation, forging a path for the next 50 years.
The meeting was chaired by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai and Vice President of the UAE, and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and attended by ministers, government officials and dignitaries.
During the ministerial retreat, a new National Agenda was created, as the UAE leaders drew on 50 years of growth to plan the next 50 years of development. At the conclusion of the retreat, Sheikh Mohammed said:
“Over the past 50 years, we started from the desert of our land to the desert of Mars. Our dreams will be even bigger for the next 50 years.”
“We have reached this far because the impossible does not exist in the UAE. We have the scientific, educational and economic resources to take the UAE to new frontiers in the next 50 years, and we have Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed to lead this journey.”
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed said the UAE’s success in the future would require even greater effort and pace, saying:
“The last 50 years were filled with prosperity, development and success, and we will need to move at a greater speed to meet our growing ambitions for the next 50 years,” said Sheikh Mohamed.
“Our government teams in the next phase will only welcome people who will exert 10 times more efforts and energy to achieve greater successes. Our vision is to make the UAE an attractive destination for talents, ideas and investment… to compete internationally.”