His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has reaffirmed the UAE's emphasis on tolerance, openness and coexistence.
This came in His Highness’s speech during the resumed session of the High-level Meeting to Commemorate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations.
He explained how the model that the UAE adopts in terms of human diversity is similar to that of the UN, where the UAE opens its doors for all people to realise their dreams.
"All nations and peoples realise that true strength and real prosperity comes via cooperation and coordination," Sheikh Mohammed said, reiterating that, "Our strength lies in our diversity and our solidarity."
With regard to the COVID-19 pandemic and its repercussions, His Highness said, "We believe that there is no future for anyone without cooperating with the other, and that no nation can isolate itself from the rest of the world."
Sheikh Mohammed highlighted the UAE’s experience in dealing with the pandemic, saying that the country endeavoured to create a different model at a time when the global economy was in retreat, saying, "We have responded to the global call to transform this challenge posed by the pandemic into opportunities. Opportunities for innovation, sustainability and human development."
His Highness reviewed a number of the UAE's achievements in overcoming the challenge posed by the pandemic.
He also touched on Expo 2020 Dubai, which will be launched in October 2021, noting that the event will be more engaging and more innovative, promising that "Dubai and the UAE will dazzle the world."
Sheikh Mohammed stressed that the UAE adheres to its national and international obligations through empowering women, combatting climate change, and developing youth energies to achieve sustainable development.
Concluding his speech before the United Nations meeting, His Highness reiterated the need for unity and cooperation in order to create a promising future for humanity and mankind.