GCC Secretary General hails UAE's regional, international role

SPA (File Photo)

Jasem Mohamed AlBudaiwi, Secretary-General of the GCC, has praised the UAE's commitment, under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to boost cooperation and drive progress among the member nations.

In an interview with national news agency WAM on the sidelines of the World Governments Summit (WGS), AlBudaiwi emphasised the UAE's active contribution to fostering commercial, industrial and investment integration among GCC nations.

The GCC General Secretariat is implementing a set of targets via the Economic and Development Affairs Authority, focusing on completing the Customs Union and establishing the GCC Common Market and Economic Nationality.

The Secretary-General highlighted the significant opportunities presented by the GCC's economic strength and strategic location, noting the bloc's central position between East and West. He underlined the GCC's pursuit of balanced policies with international powers and its investment in sustainable development to achieve stability and prosperity.

This approach, he said, enhances the GCC countries' ability to address current and future changes in the global economy and supply chains and tackle various challenges with a unified vision.

He commended the UAE's  commitment as a reliable partner in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, its proactive response to the global energy crisis and praised the country's hosting of significant international events, including Expo 2020 Dubai and COP28.

Highlighting the significance of the World Governments Summit (WGS), AlBudaiwi underscored its importance as a global knowledge platform launched to address various global challenges and promote cooperation among governments, civil society, and the private sector.

He stated that the 11th edition addresses urgent global challenges such as political, economic, and social issues and climate, food, water, and energy security. There are also many new challenges that cannot be solved by traditional methods, he said, coupled with the increasing role of technology and artificial intelligence in guiding economies and the work of governments, organisations, and institutions.

More from Local

Coming Up on Dubai Eye

  • The Night Shift with Mark Lloyd

    8:00pm - 11:00pm

    Musicians and music, entertainers and entertainment, industry gossip and songs selected by you, get ready to bring your night time to life! Every evening from eight, Mark Lloyd brings you an energetic mix of local and international content and contests, featuring an array of celebrity interviews and entertaining anecdotes. Get involved in the show and pick your favourite jukebox hits, every night from 8pm - 11pm.

  • Nights on Dubai Eye 103.8

    11:00pm - 6:00am

    Dubai Eye complements the conversation with the music you love from the eighties, nineties and newer.

BUSINESS BREAKFAST LATEST

On Dubai Eye

  • Flying Taxis

    It sounds like an episode of The Jetsons, but the sight of flying taxis whizzing around our cities could be much closer than you think.

  • Tough penalties for deliberate tax evasion

    The UAE has said that tougher penalties will come into force from 1st August for not keeping proper corporate tax records.