Mohammed bin Rashid meets local and international media representatives
Dubai, 25 July 2012 (WAM) - UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum met today at the Atlantis with leaders and representatives of local, Arab and foreign media organizations.
The gathering was attended by Dubai Crown Prince Dubai H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Foreign Minister '&' Chairman of National Media Council H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
The event was organized by Dubai Government Media Office (DGMO) as part of its initiative to maintain communication and connections with all media organizations and news agencies and enhance personal and professional relations between DGMO and media representatives.
Sheikh Mohammed welcomed all media representatives and expressed his happiness about this meeting that reflects Ramadan spirituals and manifests UAE society s traditions and culture.
Sheikh Mohammed, Sheikh Hamdan and Sheikh Abdullah joined their guest to by Al Maghreb prayer asking Almighty God to bless the Muslim Nations and accept their prayers and fasting.
After Al Maghreb prayers, Sheikh Mohammed attended the Iftar banquet hosted by DGMO in honour of his guests.
Sheikh Mohammed accompanied by Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid, H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, and H.H. Sheikh Majed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Culture and Arts Foundation, attended a casual meeting with media leaders and representatives.
In his discussions with the media personalities, Sheikh Mohammed touched on the facilities made available to journalists to carry out their duty of spreading messages of fairness and objectivity, informing the public and defending human rights and human dignity.
Sheikh Mohammed said he was optimistic that the UAE will succeed in its bid to host World Expo 2020. He renewed confidence in the higher committee Higher Committee on Hosting the World Expo 2020, thanks to the support given by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, headed by Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and other concerned authorities.
On economy and financial crisis, Sheikh Mohammed said: "This crisis is behind us now. Our country and our institutions managed to ride out the global financial crisis." Reflecting on the current developments in the Arab arena, Sheikh Mohammed said the UAE wishes peace to Arab countries and people without wars and blood sheds.
"I sincerely hope that peace and stability will prevail in the Arab world and the brotherly Arab peoples will enjoy security, prosperity and national dignity," he added.