Mohammed: People’s satisfaction and happiness can be achieved in UAE
UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum met today with a host of Libyan government leaders, participating in the Leaders Programme organised by Dubai School of Government and the Libyan Warriors Affairs Commission (WAC).
Sheikh Mohammed also attended side of a lecture on establishing criteria and evaluation of government strategy delivered by Dr Abdullah Abdulrahman Sultan.
Welcoming more than 80 Libyan government leaders out of 300 being trained at various specialized courses at the college at the end of the lecture, Sheikh Mohammed asserted that cooperation in such training programmes between the UAE and Arab countries brings opportunities for reciprocal learning. “Turmoils that some Arab countries currently undergo are of no use and will only result in the retrogression of our people,” Sheikh Mohammed added; “hence, Arab nation must choose cooperation to achieve real development and future progress for next generations.”
Sheikh Mohammed hoped the Libyan government leaders would go back home with a clear vision on how to lead work teams each in their respective work area, noting that a leader is he who doesn't allow barriers to stand between him and those around him be they are his work teams or common people. Further, a leader is he who inspires and motivates his work team, outlining a clear vision through which they move ahead for the benefit of the nation and people.
“In UAE, we have learned from our experiments and those of our fore-brothers, “Sheikh Mohammed said welcoming the participants. “Every day we learn something new and innovate in a new field. I am delighted to have you here with us as this is considered a step forward towards learning, acquiring knowledge and facing challenges which are present in every day and in the early life of the people of the Arabian Gulf ever since they lived facing up water shortage and scarce of natural resources and other life essentials.''
Sheikh Mohammed also highlighted the importance of cooperation and mutual exchange of knowledge and experiences among Arab countries so as to achieve the higher national interests of our people, stressing that the path of disputes and conflicts will lead to nowhere and will not benefit our people and history will record that.
Sheikh Mohammed said he was glad that a group of Libyan young leaders are here in the UAE to draw lessons from the UAE's successful experiment in development and government management, a model which we are proud of and ready to place it at the service of sisterly Arab counties and people.
Sheikh Mohammed noted that he was the first to call for promoting principles of inter-Arab cooperation, sharing knowledge and experience and harnessing available energies in each state as this is the fastest way to achieve progress in the Arab World.
At the early years of establishment, Sheikh Mohammed recalled, the UAE had seen the same circumstances from building government entities, and improving services to enhancing their role in the local community and abroad.
This, he noted, entailed the government to concentrate on building UAE’s capabilities and qualifying the human cadres to prepare them for the first phase of creating the country’s institutions.
''We are concentrating on citizen who can be pivotal in making government actions and government policies and laws,” His Highness said affirming that people’s satisfaction and happiness can be achieved in our country and there is no excuse to those who fail to guarantee this.”
Also present at the meeting were Cabinet Affairs Minister Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and chairman of the Board of Trustees at Dubai School of Government Dr. Anwar Mohammed Gergash, Emaar Properties Chairman Mohammed Ali Al Abbar, Dubai Director of Protocol and Hospitality Khalifa Saeed Suleiman, Executive President of Dubai School of Government Dr Ali Sebaa’ Al Marri and a number of officials in the college.