Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid attends Arab Strategy Forum - in pictures
The Dubai Ruler relayed his optimism for 2019
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, attended the 11th Arab Strategy Forum in Dubai on Wednesday.
The forum attracted regional and international political and economic figures, as well as leading thinkers, strategic analysts and policy-makers, who discussed global developments and participated in predicting the economic and political future of the Arab region and the rest of the world.
"The year 2019 will witness many opportunities and challenges, but we are optimistic about political, economic and humanitarian levels," Sheikh Mohammed said at the event.
"The world’s economy is in constant movement. However, we do not rely on reactions, but we try to create our reality and future. The region has many plans, projects and opportunities, and we hope that 2019 will witness the launch of these projects..
"Economic and political opportunities are pushing us to think about all options, and we have chosen development, dialogue and advancement. The ability to anticipate the future is an ability to adapt to its variables and benefit from its opportunities," he added.
The forum was also attended by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai; Lt General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior; and Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future and Chairman of the Arab Strategy Forum, along with several ministers and officials.
Updated: December 13, 2018 10:53 AM