WAM Islamabad, Dec 05th, 2009 (WAM)–His Highness Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai invited more than 80 prominent journalists from the 46 countries of the world and shared his in-depth valuable views about the many important issues of socio-economic, terrorism and the last but not the least alternative/renewable energy.
He proudly stated that despite propaganda, the UAE has succeeded to overcome the ongoing global economic recession and financial shortage and still has strong, stable and sustainable macro-economy. “UAE had proved that its macro-economy advancement was based on strong foundation and does not act like a balloon”, he further explained.
Sheikh Mohammed talked about his dreams and the welfare of his people, socio-economic prosperity, technological progression and most of them have already been realised. The dreams which he saw are now paying its dividends and playing important role in the UAE. He spoke highly about the successful completion of Dubai Metro project which was started with Dh 26 billion. It is indeed the combination of beauty and advanced technology and traveling with Dubai Metro is a great experience and excitement.
He showed his great concerns about the threats of terrorism and he said his country was seriously prepared enough to counter the terrorism and assured his support with the people and government of Pakistan against its war against terrorism. About salient features of UAE energy policy he explained the significance and prospects about the different alternative energy programmes along with the peaceful nuclear energy programme which would be instrumental to fulfill the future requirements of energy in the years to come.
While talking to press delegation from Pakistan he once again affirmed his commitment towards the further strengthening of bilateral relations with Pakistan. Inflows of foreign direct investment, energy cooperation, and cultural cooperation will be strengthened in the days to come, he said.
Afterward, he met individually with all the journalists and hosted a dignified delicious lunch. Tradition foods were also served.