UAE-UK Pioneers Forum 2016 held

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 UAE-UK Pioneers Forum 2016 held

UAE-UK Pioneers Forum 2016 held

(London) – The Embassy of the UAE in London, hosted the second day of the UAE-UK Pioneers Forum 2016, 13th March, 2016, at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London.
Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy, gave the opening speech at the event, and stressed the importance of holding events such as the UAE-UK Pioneers Forum for Emirati students abroad, and their role in promoting the UAE’s national identity and instilling the highest sense of loyalty and belonging to their nation and leadership. He also stated that events such as these are a platform to nurture future leadership figures who will make a valuable contribution to their nation’s progress and development.
He encouraged the students to continue to represent their nation abroad in a positive manner, and take responsibility for serving the nation, while ensuring that it continues to be the best in the world in all fields. The UAE is waiting for them to return and take part in its progress and bright future, he added.
He said, “You have been given the opportunity to attend universities around the world and enrich your minds with the skills that our nation needs, for you are our one true investment. You should take pride in the fact that your nation is the first country in the world that appointed a minister from your own generation to head the Ministry of Youth, and this is proof of our leadership’s great faith and trust in your abilities and potential.”
He then declared that the UAE’s brave martyrs have left an indelible mark in the precious nation’s history and made the most difficult sacrifice in order to protect the legitimacy and sovereignty of Yemen, and their sacrifice will remain a lesson in the UAE’s history.
Finally, he spoke about his experience as a student abroad, and that his main motivation was the determination to excel in order to make his country proud. His experience of working at several national companies reinforced his knowledge and expertise, allowing him to become the youngest Minister of Energy in the history of the UAE, and the youngest in the world, when he was appointed by the wise leadership in 2013, he added.
The event included a talk by Dr. Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, Director-General of Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC), and a member of the UAE armed forces joined him to speak about his experience of fighting alongside his brave brothers and sisters in the armed forces, and the pride they have in serving their country. He mentioned the bright history of the UAE and its dedication to defending what is right, and taking a stand in support of countries that are in need.
(Courtesy WAM)