Obama proud of US-UAE ties at World Government Summit in Dubai

The US President Barack Obama stated that his country was proud to be a partner of the UAE. Speaking via video link at the World Government Summit in Dubai, Obama said that both countries together can ensure for children better education opportunities to prepare them for the global economy. He also asked governments across the Middle East to make a “commitment to justice and human rights. ”When governments truly invest in their citizens, their education and health, and when universal human rights are upheld, countries are more peaceful, more prosperous and more successful”, remarked Obama.The annual summit opened on Monday as heads of governments and top industry leaders gathered in the city to discuss about the best ways to develop the future of governments.The summit saw the presence of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group, Jose Angel Gurria, Secretary-General of the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development and Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum who spoke at the summit. Schwab said it was time for governments to embrace the fast evolving changes in technology that have brought about the advent of the fourth Industrial Revolution, and urged them to recognize that the availability of human talent adds a valuable competitive advantage to nations. “Capitalism is in some ways has been replaced by talent-ism”. Dr Nabil Al Arabi, Secretary General of the Arab League and Dr. Abdul Latif Al Zayani, Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) also addressed the summit.

Obama proud of US-UAE ties at World Government Summit in Dubai was last modified: March 14th, 2016 by Tony Maalouli