Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid shares vision of ‘better future’ after meeting economic chief

The Vice President and Ruler of Dubai spoke of common goals after talks with Klaus Schwab

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, shared a golden vision for the future after meeting the founder of the World Economic Forum.

Sheikh Mohammed spoke of the mutual aspirations held by the UAE and WEF, both of which were established in 1971, following discussions with Klaus Schwab, the global summit’s executive chairman, at Expo 2020 Dubai.

Sheikh Mohammed said both the UAE and WEF had ambitious goals of shaping a better world for all.

“The forum celebrates 50 years and the UAE celebrates 50 years,” he said on Twitter.

“And we share a vision whose goal is to gather minds and stimulate ideas and create a better future for humanity.”

The Ruler of Dubai awarded Mr Schwab the Mohammed bin Rashid Medal in recognition of his significant role in leading the WEF for 50 years.

Sheikh Mohammed hosted Mr Schwab before the start of the Great Narrative event, to be held by the UAE government in partnership with the WEF on Thursday and Friday.

The two-day convention will gather global experts in sectors including health, genetics, space, economics, urbanisation and climate change, and will culminate in a book, The Great Narrative.

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In September, when the conference was announced, Mohammed Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs, said it would reflect the importance of mapping future trends to build thriving communities.

The WEF’s annual meeting is traditionally held in January in the snow-capped mountain resort of Davos in Switzerland, with world leaders, business chiefs, central bankers and billionaires flying in for conferences and networking sessions.

It was cancelled this year owing to the coronavirus pandemic but is set to return to its Alpine home for the 2022 meeting, from January 17 to 21.

Updated: November 10th 2021, 4:37 AM