In pictures: Ruler of Dubai attends 4th Emirati Media Forum
The forum will look at how the media can support the influential role and position of the UAE on major regional and international issues, and play a more significant part in supporting national development across sectors.
The Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, said that peace, tolerance and collaboration have defined the path adopted by the UAE right from its foundation by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. "Following the path set by the late Sheikh Zayed, our projects and initiatives have aimed to serve our people and nation, with an emphasis on becoming one of the leading nations of the world. We will always extend our hands of co-operation to all to work for a better future,". Sheikh Mohammed said. "Our highest priority is to ensure the happiness of our people and provide them with what it takes to realise their ambitions. The media is a key partner for spreading knowledge and awareness among people, so that they can achieve what they want and surmount any obstacles they face," His Highness added. Sheikh Mohammed’s remarks came during his visit to the fourth edition of the Emirati Media Forum organised by the Dubai Press Club yesterday. The event brought together prominent local media personalities, students and academia. Sheikh Mohammed stressed the importance of preparing a new generation of Emirati media professionals who are aware of the changes taking place around them and ready to continuously develop themselves. H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan said that from a very early stage, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan was deeply aware of the critical role played by the media in conveying the UAE’s message to the world. President of Dubai Press Club, Mona Ghanem Al Marri, said in her welcome speech that His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has always focused on establishing an objective media that meets the expectations of society.