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UAE Economy Minister addresses ESCWA’s 27th session


UAE Economy Minister addresses ESCWA's 27th session(Beirut) – Addressing the 27th Ministerial Session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) in Beirut, UAE Economy Minister H.E. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri said, “UAE’s approach for comprehensive development has become an example for countries of the region and the world at large”.
Al-Mansouri reviewed the UAE experience in development since the days of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, saying priorities in building the nation were given to education, healthcare, empowering women, setting up a modern infrastructure and adopting an open and diversified economy to minimise dependence on oil.
He called for setting up a regional centre for innovation, in collaboration with the ESCWA, to motivate the youth into joining the small & medium-sized enterprises and also highlighted the political, security and economic changes the region is currently witnessing.