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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 18 December 2018

Sheikh Hamdan: Youth are the pride of the nation

Crown Prince releases statement as seven new members appointed to the Dubai Youth Council

Youth are a priority for the country’s leadership and will build the future of the country, said the Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, in a statement following the appointment of the second session of the Dubai Youth Council.

“Youth are full of energy, determination and power,” he said. “With their abilities, we will achieve our objectives for they are tomorrow’s leaders. With their ideas and accomplishments, will will achieve our objectives.”

He said youth are the “pride of the nation” as scientists, innovators and pioneers in the field of space.

“They live their reality, learn from past experiences and innovate for the future, for their nation and for humanity,” he said.

The council’s seven new members were chosen for their scientific qualifications and experience, in line with the government’s push for youth in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Shamma Al Mazrui, Minister of State for Youth Affairs and chair of the Emirates Youth Council, praised the work by the first session of the Dubai Youth Council in strengthening the role of the emirate’s youth.

Each emirate has its own youth council, formed after Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, established the Emirates Youth Council in 2016.