In pictures: World Government Summit opens at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai

The 7th World Government Summit kicked off yesterday in Dubai with the participation of more than 4,000 people from 140 countries, including heads of state, ministers and officials who will gather to redefine the future of governments and unite efforts to shape the future of the world.
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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai; Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai and Saad Hariri, Prime Minister of Lebanon attend the 7th edition of the World Government Summit.
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Christine Lagarde (R), Managing Director and Chairwoman of the International Monetary Fund, speaks to journalist Richard Quest, during the opening session of the World Government Summit in Dubai.
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Mohammed Abdulla Al Gergawi, UAE Cabinet Minister and Minister of Cabinet Affairs and The Future, is seen with Professor Klaus Schwab, founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum during the World Government Summit in Dubai.
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Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Dr. Amina J. Mohamed, speaks during the World Government Summit in Dubai.
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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, presented the Best Minister Award to Dr. Ferozuddin Feroz, Minister of Public Health of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
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H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, delivered a keynote speech at the 7th World Government Summit in Dubai.
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Speakers at the panel titled ‘The Future of Digital Policy’ included Dr Amr Talaat, Egyptian Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Karan Bhatia, Vice-President, Global Public Policy and Government Relations, Google, and Margaret Peterlin, Senior Vice President, Global External and Public Affairs at AT&T.
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Leadership Expert, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist Tony Robbins, delivered a keynote speech at the 7th World Government Summit in Dubai.
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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received Saad Al-Hariri, Prime Minister of Lebanon at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai.
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Sheikh Mohamed also received Guillaume Faury, Airbus Chief Executive Officer at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai.