Education, healthcare focus areas in next growth stage

ABU DHABI — General Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received yesterday evening at his Palace in Al Bateen a delegation of British Members of Parliament, currently on a visit to the country.

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Published: Mon 19 Mar 2007, 8:49 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:03 AM

The delegation is led by Kevan Jones MP, a member of Britain’s governing Labour Party, who is also the Chairman of the UAE -UK All-Party Parliamentary Group, and includes members from both the Labour and Conservative parties.

Present at the meeting was Foreign Minister Shaikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Gen.Shaikh Mohammed welcomed the British MPs and praised the strong economic and political ties between the UAE and UK. He also affirmed the leadership’s keenness to further boost relations between the two countries.

He presented an overview of the vision of the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, for comprehensive development and the efforts being made to turn it into a tangible reality and to shape a positive and bright future for the generations to come.

Gen.Shaikh Mohammed also spoke about the major changes witnessed in the UAE, as well as the strategic plans for the next stage which focus mainly on improving education, boosting the efficiency of healthcare sector and developing human resources capabilities.

Also highlighted were the huge investment opportunities available in the UAE and the current plans to enhance the role of private sector as a main driver of the economy.

Gen.Shaikh Mohammed stressed the need to exchange visits as a way to strengthen cooperation between the public and private entities in the two countries.

The meeting also reviewed current regional and international developments, as well as issues of mutual concern.

Kevan Jones hailed the progressive ties between the two countries and praised the vital role played by the UAE in international relations. He said that the delegation members were impressed with the progress made by the UAE under the wise leadership of Shaikh Khalifa.

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