ABU DHABI, Dec 1 (KUNA) -- UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan said Wednesday in line with the "Principles of the 50th" UAE will continue to steadily pursue a solid ecosystem of well-established values and principles, with human capital lying at the heart of UAE Strategy for the Future."
Emirates News Agency (WAM) said that this came in the President's speech to the Nation Shield, the UAE Armed Forces' magazine on the UAE Golden Jubilee.
The President stated that "It's this resilient set of legislation that's enabled our nation to establish a coherent society with a knowledge-based, innovation-driven economy, a world-class healthcare system, an advanced education sector, an integrated modern infrastructure, environmental sustainability, and an enviable status in global competitiveness rankings,"
In his statement, the President shed light on the key milestones achieved over the recent period, saying "We have come a long way in empowering women and youth, and developing a diversified economy. The outer space welcomed our first Emirati astronaut and our Hope Probe in historic milestones that have made our nation the first in this sphere in the Arab region and the fifth worldwide."
"We launched the Arab region's first multi-unit nuclear plant that turned the UAE into a regional hub for renewable and clean energy. We have adopted a national strategy to retain and attract talent in a way that further reinforces the UAE's stature on the Gulf, Arab, Islamic and global levels. And under the theme "Connecting Minds, Creating the Future", we're hosting Expo 2020 Dubai, the world's Greatest Show' for the first time in the region's history," he added.
The President affirmed that the pursuit of regional and global peace and maintaining the principles of good-neighborliness would continue to be the mainstay of the country's foreign policy. "Strengthening cooperation among GCC states at the political, economic, social and security levels will remain a top Emirati priority. Within this context, we will continue to stand by our fraternal GCC states in the face of all threats to their stability, unity, and territorial integrity.
He also added, "We reiterate that Gulf security is integrated and inseparable. Strengthening the pillars of stability in our region is a collective responsibility that requires intensifying strategic coordination among all the GCC States to achieve the aspirations of our peoples for a secure and prosperous future as has been the case during the past 50 years." (end)