Dubai / WAM
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received on Sunday heads of states and governments, political leaders, and economic experts participating in the 7th World Government Summit (WGS), which is being held at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed received US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and his accompanying delegation to the summit. The meeting discussed the progressive cooperation relations between the two countries on various levels.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid also received Mauritanian President Mohammad Ould Abdel Aziz and his accompanying delegation to the summit. His Highness discussed with his guest developing bilateral relations and issues of common interest.
For his part, President Abdel Aziz thanked His Highness Sheikh Mohammed for the invitation to participate in the WGS.
Sheikh Mohammed also received Prof. Klaus Schwab, the founder of the CEO of the World Economic Forum, WEF, who applauded the growth of the WGS event and the huge efforts that the UAE exerts in the field of driving positive change in government work.
HH Sheikh Mohammed also received Saad Al Hariri, Prime Minister of the Lebanese Republic, and his accompanying delegation to the summit.
Prime Minister Hariri thanked his host for the invitation to attend the summit and lauded the development the UAE has attained thanks to the wise vision of its wise leadership.
In addition, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid received the Chinese President’s special envoy Wang Zhigang, the Minister of Science and Technology in People’s Republic of China, who conveyed wishes of success to the leadership of the UAE in becoming a driver for government work excellence.
Additionally, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed received Christine Lagarde, the Managing Director and Chairperson of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) who praised the robustness of UAE’s economy and the continuous progress in the business and financial sector.
IMF’s Lagarde also pointed out the success of UAE’s plans to empower women and encourage them to take on high profile positions in the public and private sectors.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan received Saad Al-Hariri, Prime Minister of Lebanon. During the meeting, they discussed the brotherly relations between the two countries and ways of booting them in addition to reviewing a number of issues of mutual concern.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan also met Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Sheikh Mohamed and Lagarde discussed the possibilities of cooperation between the UAE and the IMF in addition to a number of global financial and economic issues.
The meeting was attended by Obaid bin Humaid Al Tayer, Minister of State for Financial Affairs, Dr. Sultan bin Ahmad Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State, and Mohamed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Undersecretary of the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi.
Sheikh Mohamed also received Guillaume Faury, Airbus Chief Executive Officer and discussed with him a number of aviation related areas and ways to develop existing cooperation between Airbus and UAE airlines.
HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed also met David Beasley, Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme.
The meeting dealt with development projects implemented by the World Food Programme in the areas of health, infrastructure, education and assistance to refugees and provide support to ensure that needy people receive food assistance.
His Highness and the guests exchanged views on the importance of the World Government Summit and its role in presenting ideas, projects and specific initiatives that help governments around the world to achieve sustainable development and prosperity for peoples.