We Will Meet Challenges with Perseverance

We Will Meet Challenges with Perseverance

Shaikh Mohammed said on Tuesday that the people of his country and his emirate have the willpower and perseverance to meet any challenge including those posed by prejudice.



By Staff Reporter

Published: Thu 3 Dec 2009, 12:23 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 9:26 AM

Talking to a group of journalists at the Media City, Shaikh Mohammed said that he was not worried about the exaggerated commotion and confusion being spread by a section the media regarding the restructuring of Dubai World announced last week, and hoped journalists would convey the truth and end the confusion.

“We, in the United Arab Emirates in general and in Dubai in particular, are strong, devoted and persevering, and have the determination and strong power of will, not the will of power, to face all challenges, including challenges posed by tendentious media,” he was quoted as saying by Wam.

Replying to a question about the reaction of a section of the media after news about Dubai World, he said; “(In fact) we wanted that reaction. It proves that we are a prominent figure in the equation of the global and regional economy, as I had said earlier. This is what gives us satisfaction and pride that we are effective, and play an important, vital and positive role in the international economy.”

Shaikh Mohammed was at Media City to attend the 38th National Day celebration being held at Dubai News Center, and was accompanied by Ahmed Abdullah Al Shaikh, his Media Escort and Managing Director of Dubai Media Incorporated.

“Everyone is trying to grow taller than the fruitful tree, or pelt it with a stone, or anything within their reach. So how come we see seven fruit-bearing trees (the seven emirates of UAE), and more? It is natural that we are exposed to such exaggerations, which are far from reality,” Shaikh Mohammed said.

He hoped the media would seek the truth, and reminded journalists that transparency and credibility were their most important attributes.

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