ABU DHABI: His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, said that the country’s future will rely on its ability to keep pace with all technological developments while adding that the Arab world needs to invest more in technology, especially artificial intelligence, AI, which the world is becoming more interested in, to guarantee a promising and sustainable future for its current and future generations.

Sheikh Mohamed added that Arabs should invest in human resources and focus on the youth, who are the hope of their countries and nations, to regain their civilised stature and guarantee a bright future.

His Highness made this statement while receiving, on Monday in his majlis in Qasr Al Bahr in Abu Dhabi, the participants of the UAE’s “Brainstorm Coalition Seminar’’, headed by Dr Jamal Sanad Al Suwaidi, Director-General of the Emirates Centre for Studies and Strategic Research, ECSSR.

The 7th edition of the seminar  is being held by the ECSSR on 8th and 9th October, at its headquarters in Abu Dhabi, under the theme, “The Arab Future in the Age of Technology.”


His Highness Sheikh Mohamed spoke with the members of the delegation, which includes leading Arab thinkers, about the future and the necessity of planning and preparing in a scientific and systematic manner.

The seventh edition of the seminar began by addressing key issues related to the future development of the Arab world, including AI, which is becoming an important part of the social, economic, cultural, security and military aspects of life, and is increasingly influencing the lives of people.

The seminar aims to highlight the position of the Arab world in the advancement of modern technology and the efforts of Arab countries to keep pace with advanced countries, which will help them utilise advanced technologies and face the challenges posed by modern technologies.

Present at the Majlis were  Sheikh Tahnoun Bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ruler’s Representative in Al Ain Region, Sheikh Nahyan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, Lt. General Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, Sheikh Hamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court, Sheikh Khalid Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Chairman of the Board of Zayed Higher Organisation for Humanitarian Care & Special Needs (ZHO), and Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance.

Baker Hughes

Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan also received, in the Qasr Al Bahr Majlis, Lorenzo Simonelli, Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Baker Hughes, which is a United States, US, company that works in the area of integrated oil industries and services, in the presence of Dr Sultan Bin Ahmad Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State and CEO of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, ADNOC, Group.

Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed and Simonelli discussed the opportunities for cooperation between Baker Hughes and its counterparts in the UAE, including relevant specialist companies and institutions, which will help develop the oil industries and services sectors.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed also praised the signing of a strategic partnership agreement between ADNOC and Baker Hughes while wishing them luck and success and expressing his hope that they can benefit from their expertise and strengthen their cooperation, to serve their common interests.

During the meeting, both sides exchanged opinions on several topics of mutual interest.

Egyptian SG

Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan received Dr Mohamed Abdul Mene’m Abdul Hafez, the Secretary General of Egypt’s National Council of Care for the Martyrs’ Families and Wounded.

The meeting occasioned a cordial talk over ways of exchanging knowledge and expertise to ensure best services are provided to the martyrs’ families, with Sheikh Mohamed affirming that martyrs’ sacrifices will remain indelible in the national psyche.

“They will remain role models for adherence to the values of goodness, righteousness, and peace, and will always represent a source of pride and glory for their families, peoples and homeland,” Sheikh Mohamed added during the meeting which took place at Qasr Al Bahr Majlis in the presence of Sheikh Khalifa Bin Tahnoun Bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Executive Director of the Martyrs Families’ Affairs Office of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince.

Austrian Minister

Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan received Hartwig Loger, Minister of Finance of Austria, to discuss prospects of propelling the friendship and cooperation ties between the UAE and Austria.

The meeting occasioned a review of a number of issues of mutual interest, with both sides underscoring the possibility of further advancing relations to a higher level for the best interests of the two countries’ peoples.

Source: http://www.gulftoday.ae/portal/ad203624-ee5b-4e31-9e98-30ff5eedffb5.aspx

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