Sheikh Mohammed at the launch of “We The UAE 2031” in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. W.A.M.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, attended the launch of “We The UAE 2031”, a national plan and roadmap for the next 50 years.
The national plan is an integrated program that shapes the future of the country over the next ten years by focusing on social, economic, investment and development aspects.
The plan aims to strengthen the UAE’s position as an attractive and influential global partner and economic hub. Furthermore, it aims to highlight the successful economic model of the UAE and the opportunities it offers to all global partners.
Sheikh Mohammed said “We, the United Arab Emirates 2031” will shape the country’s progress towards a more accomplished and developed future, in which all entities and institutions cooperate within a unified ecosystem.
Sheikh Mohammed added: “Today we launched ‘We The UAE 2031’, at the annual meetings of the UAE government… It represents our government’s vision for the next decade as we embark on a national journey. towards new achievements under the leadership of my brother Mohamed Bin Zayed.
He noted, “The UAE will retain its position as an economic destination…Economic prosperity, social well-being and human capital development will be key pillars for the next 50.”
Sheikh Mohammed affirmed that the “next fifty” will focus on strengthening the social and economic ecosystem and building a strong, sustainable and fast-growing economy by strengthening the UAE’s economic partnerships with the world and consolidating its development model.
Sheikh Mohammed stressed that “We The UAE 2031″ represents a national plan through which the UAE will pursue its development path over the next 10 years.”
This happened during the annual UAE government meetings, held in Abu Dhabi, which brought together all UAE government entities at the federal and local levels to discuss challenges and strategies related to the national development plan. of the country in order to achieve the objectives of the “UAE Centenary 2071”. .
Sheikh Mohammed signed a charter for the national plan which represents the most important features of the national plan, the principles of UAE government and interdependence and aspirations for the future.
The plan is based on four main pillars that cover all sectors and domains, including economy, society, ecosystem and diplomacy.
This pillar aims to achieve the prosperity of society, providing all means of support to citizens and developing an integrated system to empower them and build their capacities to maximize their effective contribution in all sectors.
Also, this pillar emphasizes the support and strengthening of family cohesion. In addition, the “Forward Society” will cover the education sector, as a main axis to develop national cadres and provide talents with training and teaching materials.
The plan aims to continue developing the healthcare sector, updating its services and providing the best healthcare to the UAE community.
Through this pillar, the UAE National Plan aims to place the UAE among the top 10 countries in the Human Development Index and place its cities among the top 10 cities in the world.
The plan will play a pivotal role in improving the UAE’s position to become the best medical treatment destination in the region. In addition, the plan will contribute to the full readiness of all medical facilities and personnel and elevate the country to the top 10 in the world in terms of healthcare quality.
This pillar will create and develop policies and plans that will contribute to achieving high economic growth in all sectors, as well as accelerating the pace of energy sector transformation and the use of alternative energy sources to strengthen the country’s efforts in the green economy.
The “Advanced Economy” pillar reflects the UAE’s belief in the importance of human capital as the main driver of the next ten-year development plan. The UAE aims to be among the top 10 countries in the world to attract global talent.
This pillar aims to raise the UAE’s GDP to Dhs 3 trillion and increase the country’s non-oil exports to Dhs 800 billion. Furthermore, it will increase the value of UAE’s foreign trade to Dhs 4 trillion and increase the tourism sector’s contribution to GDP to Dhs 450 billion.
“Forward diplomacy” is one of the main pillars of the national plan that sets the framework for the UAE’s international role. Since the establishment of the Union, the UAE’s foreign policy has been based on a set of principles aimed at consolidating the foundations of peace. and joint cooperation at the regional and global levels. The plan aims to consolidate the central role and influence of the United Arab Emirates based on respect for human values.
The plan aims to strengthen the UAE’s foreign relations with countries around the world, strengthen its international presence, cooperation and friendship, as well as encourage positive dialogue around the world.
The plan attaches great importance to strengthening the role of the UAE as a force in support of the global environmental agenda, thus contributing to achieving qualitative leaps in climate neutrality and consolidating the country’s position as a global environmental hub. innovation in the fields of sustainability, science and technology.
The fourth pillar of the “We The UAE 2031” plan aims to improve government performance, delivering the best government services in the world and developing the most flexible business models to deliver results and efficiency.
The UAE seeks to consolidate its position as one of the safest and most secure countries in the world, with the best social, food, water and digital security.
This pillar focuses on infrastructure and its development according to the latest technological methods. This pillar includes the development of the digital infrastructure.
This pillar aims to make the United Arab Emirates the highest ranked country in the world by developing proactive legislation for new economic sectors and improving the country’s position to be the world’s first in the security index, as well as only by elevating the country’s position to one of the top three countries in the Global Cyber Security Index and one of the top 10 countries in the Global Food Security Index.
The “We The UAE 2031” is a roadmap in which all government entities and institutions and the private sector will cooperate to ensure the advancement of the development process, in accordance with the ten-year framework of the plan.
The launch of “We The UAE 2031” was attended by Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai; Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Governor of Dubai and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the United Arab Emirates; Sheikh Ammar Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah; Sheikh Mohammed Bin Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah; and Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Governor of Sharjah.
The event was also attended by Lt. Gen. Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior; Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court; Sheikh Hamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council; Sheikh Khaled Bin Mohamed Bin Zayed, Member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office; Sheikh Theyab Bin Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council; and Sheikha Latifa Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), and a number of sheikhs, ministers and heads of government departments.