ABU DHABI, The Emirates Centre for Strategies Studies and Research, ECSSR, yesterday organised a lecture, titled, "The Development Vision of the Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan," which was delivered by Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh, Minister of State.

The lecture was attended by Dr. Jamal Sanad Al Suwaidi, Director-General of the ECSSR, and several officials and diplomats in the country, as well as armed forces officers, writers, journalists and intellectuals.

During the lecture, Nusseibeh explained the development vision of Sheikh Zayed and stressed that this vision created a new history for the country, and ensured a decent life for its people, protected its sovereignty, security and stability, and maintained its prominent regional and international position.

He also explained certain features of this vision, which include Sheikh Zayed's unlimited ambitions for the UAE, and the key developments that radically changed the community and the country's history.

Nusseibeh pointed out that Sheikh Zayed was keen to promote social justice and develop a national identity, as well as a social and cultural environment, to keep pace with the era's developments while noting that he was also keen to transform the UAE's economy from an oil economy to a post-oil economy.

He added that the third feature of Sheikh Zayed's vision is the advanced development of the country's planning process, which he achieved by forming relevant government institutions, such as the Higher Planning Council, to implement this approach. He also developed new media outlets to promote the country's image and its achievements, and he was keen to launch industries that require a minimal labour force, he further added.

The fourth feature of Sheikh Zayed's vision is sustainable development and the environment while the fifth feature is his humanity, as the country's development vision is characterised by his values and ethics.

The sixth and last feature is the importance of human resources, as Sheikh Zayed believed that investing in human resources, through education, was an absolute priority.

At the end of the lecture, Nusseibeh praised the role of the ECSSR in supporting the decision-making process and enriching the country's intellectualism, as well as raising awareness about various issues of national concern.

Source: Emirates News Agency