‘UAE in 2021 was exceptional, and will remain exceptional,’ says Sheikh Mohammed
Chairing the last cabinet meeting scheduled for 2021, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, affirmed that the UAE has accomplished, in a short period of time, major achievements, assumed leading global ranks in various sectors, confirming that the UAE is moving into the next 50 years with confidence and enthusiasm to be among the best countries and governments in all global indicators.
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid said, "Today, I chaired the last cabinet meeting for 2021. We looked at what we did over the year. It was remarkable; the biggest legislative reforms in UAE history, updating 50 laws. UAE passport is the most powerful, UAE is the safest and UAE government is the most trusted by its citizens in the world."
The meeting, held at Eexp 2020 Dubai, was attended by Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance; Lt. General Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior; and Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.
The Cabinet reviewed a detailed report prepared by the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Centre highlighting the UAE Government performance in 2021. The report listed the laws and regulations, which enriched the legislative environment and enhanced the UAE performance in global competitiveness reports, making the country the first globally in 152 indicators, among the top 5 in 274 indicators, and among the top 10 countries in 425 global indicators.
Commenting on the report, Sheikh Mohammed said, "In 2021, our teams worked to enhance UAE global competitiveness, making our country the first globally in 152 indicators. UAE economy is the most attractive regionally to foreign investments and the first globally in attracting talents. UAE performance in 2021 was exceptional."
Sheikh Mohammed also said, "UAE has received the highest sovereign rating in the region and ranked first regionally in rule of law and transparency. Our science and math education is the best regionally. Also, UAE ranked second globally on government adaptability and has been the most resilient to the pandemic."
"2021 has passed quickly and beautifully, but it was full of work, achievements, and overcoming challenges. I am optimistic 2022 will bring more success, driven by the energy and determination of our young men and women. And with confidence and enthusiasm, our nation enters its new 50th," Sheikh Mohammed said.