Tue 07-02-2017 21:38 PM
DUBAI, 7th February, 2017 (WAM) -- The future is in the hands of UAE youth, and they are the hope of the country for a brighter future, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, said during a tour on Tuesday of the Youth Achievements Exhibition.
The event is organised by Emirates Youth Council and takes place at Emirates Towers from 7th to 28th February.
His Highness also said that the UAE supports its youth in unleashing their potential to serve their country.
Sheikh Mohammed also attend a panel discussion that covered 13 initiatives and projects launched by the Emirates Youth Council in 2016.
Sheikh Mohammad said the UAE, under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, is proactive in supporting youth and empowering them, so that they can effectively utilise their capabilities in serving the nation. He pointed out that the UAE is also proactive in preparing a generation of qualified youths who are able to innovate effective solutions for all issues and challenges that face society.
H.H. said that youth are the UAE’s most precious treasure, and that investments to develop their capabilities is a national priority in order to continue the sustainable development witnessed by the UAE. He stated that the UAE believes that youth are the secret to development and building the nation’s future, and that they can achieve high standings and become role models for youths all around the world.
"Today, we are proud of your achievements in all fields, and today, you carry on your shoulders massive responsibilities, because you are the hope of the UAE. We have huge ambitions for you, because you are the present and the future. Through your proposals and suggestions, we will work to build a bright future for the nation," said Sheikh Mohammad.
Sheikh Mohammed was accompanied H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and The Future, and Shamma bint Sohail Faris AlMazrui, Minister of State for Youth Affairs