Sheikh Mohammed: Social media users not tarnish UAE efforts

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, published a six-page document and urged his government officials who belong “in the field” to speak to those for whom they are working.

According to the open letter Sheikh Mohammed said, “We want to see them between students and teachers, with widows and mothers, among the elderly, with the sick and in hospitals between doctors and workers,” he wrote.

“We want to see them there and hear from them among the people rather than in conferences that have increased and consumed resources and the energy of those in charge…we are a government of achievements and not a government of conferences.”

Sheikh Mohammed also urged people to not tarnish UAE’s efforts and accomplishment on social media.

We have a Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation responsible for managing our external affairs, speaking on our behalf and expressing our position on foreign policies,” he said.

“We will not allow a group of Twitter users to mess with Zayed’s legacy of credibility and love and respect for people. The good image of the UAE and the Emiratis must remain bright as Zayed wanted and built.”

In the letter, Sheikh Mohammed also spoke about the increasing complaints against Emiratisation. He said, “Providing jobs for Emiratis was and remains a priority.”

Sheikh Mohammed has discussed about the UAE’s participation in foreign trade.

He said that the country needs to be increasingly involved in “quality projects” and in advancing “exceptional ideas that could be beneficial to the economy.

“In the coming period, we need to be involved in quality projects and exceptional ideas to advance our economy,” he said. “Real estate projects need to be revamped to bring added value to the national economy so they do not become a burden and a source of imbalance in our economic process.”

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