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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 16 October 2018

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid honoured with Arab League award 

Ruler of Dubai awarded the Shield for Leadership in Arab Development for his role in empowering Arab communities

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid has been honoured for his role in helping to develop the Arab world. Wam
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid has been honoured for his role in helping to develop the Arab world. Wam

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid has been honoured by the Arab League in recognition of his contributions to the development of the Arab world.

The Vice President and Ruler of Dubai received the Shield for Leadership in Arab Development for leading initiatives and his role in empowering Arab communities, spreading knowledge and creating a more stable future for the region.

The award is given to exceptional personalities and role models in the field of sustainable development in the Arab world.

Arab League secretary general Ahmed Abul-Gheit said that Sheikh Mohammed is a symbol of development due to his creative thinking and vision.

“Sheikh Mohammed was able to deeply instil the values of creativity and innovation in Dubai, which has become a symbol of Arab pride, and an example for the region to follow. When we look at Dubai, we see an innovative government that inspires people to take initiative and constantly work towards creating a bright future,” said Mr Aboul-Gheit.

“We see government work as a journey towards making ourselves more competitive. In the UAE, we love to work on enhancing our competitiveness and we believe that the government is a key engine for the development of all sectors,” said Sheikh Mohammed.

“The Arab world needs to transform its administrative operations and shed conventional ways of thinking. We need a clear vision to enhance the effectiveness of government.

“The UAE is part of the Arab world, and we are keen to share our experiences with those who want to learn from them.”

Minister of Cabinet Affairs and The Future, Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, received the award on behalf of Sheikh Mohammed at a ceremony at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.

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