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  HE the GCCSG: The Hosting of the World Governments Summit by the UAE Demonstrates its Commitment to Provide a Valuable and Inclusive Platform for Dialogue, Intellectual Exchange and Opening New Horizons

General Secretariat – Dubai

His Excellency Mr Jasem Mohamed Albudaiwi, Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), stated that the hosting of the World Government Summit by the United Arab Emirates demonstrates its commitment to providing a valuable and inclusive platform for enhancing international cooperation and exchanging experiences between governments worldwide.

This came during His Excellency’s participation in the opening session of the World Government Summit, themed “Shaping Future Governments”, taking place on February 12-14, 2024, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 

HE the Secretary General highlighted that the summit has evolved into a vital gathering and platform for dialogue and intellectual exchange, bringing together senior officials, experts, decision makers and thought leaders from various governments and international organisations, and providing an unparalleled opportunity to delve into the realms of smart government, innovation and sustainable development to uncover best practices on a global scale.

Emphasising the significance of the summit in addressing major international issues such as climate change, food security and digital transformation, HE the Secretary General stressed the need for regional and international cooperation to tackle these challenges. He further called upon all participants to collaborate towards common goals and face global challenges with a cooperative and optimistic spirit.

His Excellency expressed his hopes for the summit to yield positive outcomes that enhance dialogue and cooperation among governments worldwide, leveraging shared experiences and learning from successful models on regional and global levels, with the aim to contribute to sustainable development goals and advance international efforts towards a prosperous and sustainable future.