DUBAI, 25th September, 2016 (WAM)–Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has stressed the state’s continued investment in creating a supportive environment for business and attracting talent to support the goals of “UAE Vision 2021.”

He added that these could be attained while maintaining the principle of partnership between the public and private sectors, being one of the important pillars for more successes that serve the interests of both parties, as well as the objectives of the ambitious development process in all fields.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid made his remarks while receiving Peter T. Grauer, Chairman of Bloomberg, at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) today, in the presence of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Chairman of DIFC and Mona Ghanem Al Marri, Director General of the Media Office of the Government of Dubai.

Sheikh Mohammed also stressed that Dubai continues to strengthen its position as a major hub for the media in the region through strategic partnerships with major media organisations in the world. He added that given its well-developed infrastructure, Dubai is within the reach of partners seeking to expand their business in the region.

“We are keen for dialogue with our partners, to listen to their views and ideas. We continue to develop a supportive environment for their businesses, so as to move together towards more joint successes,” he added.

Regarding the current role of media at a time of challenges, Sheikh Mohammed also asserted the importance of the media, saying, “The challenges that the world faces today are very complicated, and the media shoulders a great responsibility in such times, due to its role in clarifying facts and the transfer of information and news, impartially and objectively.”

He underlined the importance of investing in young people through providing conditions that will enable them to carry out their duties unhindered and draw future, each in his own field. “The UAE is keen to prepare generations of media-conscious people who are capable of participating in the development of the media landscape, not only within the state, but also on the level of the Arab media, in general.”

He noted that institutions should open their doors to young people through workshops and hands-on training programmes to equip them with necessary expertise, along with practical and theoretical academic experiences.

Grauer, the Chairman of Bloomberg, praised the vision of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid that puts the country’s achievements in the ranks of the fastest growing nations in the world. He stressed his pride in the long partnership with Bloomberg in Dubai and the UAE.

While visiting the regional headquarters of Bloomberg, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid was briefed about the Bloomberg organisation, which is one of the largest international companies specialising in providing news, information and financial services. He was also briefed about future Bloomberg business plans in the region.

Dubai’s Bloomberg headquarters in Dubai is its tenth global centre, which covers news of the Middle East and North Africa.

At the end of the visit, Sheikh Mohammed posed for a photo with the Bloomberg team in Dubai, who expressed their happiness and pride about the visit.

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