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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 18 June 2018

World Government Summit 2019 dates announced 

The summit will be held in February next year following instructions from Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid

World Government Summit. Pawan Singh / The National
World Government Summit. Pawan Singh / The National

Next year's World Government Summit will be held from February 17 to 19, following instructions from Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai.

The announcement was made on Wednesday by Mohammed Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future and Chairman of the World Government Summit, a day after the summit ended in Dubai.

Mr Al Gergawi said the seventh summit "will witness greater changes to further consolidate international partnerships and alliances to reshape the work of governments."

He said the three-day summit has become one of the most important platforms for establishing the UAE’s global diplomacy with other governments and international organisations.

He hailed the success of this year's summit saying it "served as a critical knowledge platform for reviewing and benefiting from outstanding government experiences, discussing co-operation with international and private institutions and organisations, building global partnerships and alliances that seek to promote government work and find sustainable solutions to intractable problems."

This year's summit was attended by more than 4,000 decision makers, researchers and innovators, including prime ministers, ministers, government officials, scientists and experts representing 140 countries, 16 international organisations, in addition to 130 speakers across 120 sessions.

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