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Crown Prince of Dubai attends WEF and talks UAE partnership

The Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, attended the World Economic Forum (WEF) this week in Davos, Switzerland, to talk about the WEF’s partnership with the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The theme for the 2019 WEF is “Globalisation 4.0: Shaping a Global Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.”

Sheikh Hamdan, commonly just referred to as Fazza, spoke to the founder and CEO of the WEF, Professor Klaus Schwab about “enhancing international cooperation and international partnerships is a cornerstone of the UAE country’s ongoing efforts to deliver the future,” according to UAE’s The National.

An agreement has been made between the UAE and WEF to establish an advanced research centre in Dubai.

The Crown Prince also spoke to Apple CEO Tim Cook while in Davos regarding technology and the development of a digital economy. Leading technology companies into the growth of a digital economy were of the utmost importance to His Highness.

Regarding the meeting, His Highness wrote on Twitter, “I met with Apple’s CEO Tim Cook on the sidelines of Davos. The UAE is the leading hub for international corporations to tap into our region’s market. The meeting gave us an opportunity to share the latest advancements of global firms in the region.”

Additionally, Fazza spoke about Dubai’s role as “a global magnet for international companies and entrepreneurs as the emirate offers good opportunities to help business leaders to transform their plans and ideas to reality,” according to Emirates247.

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed is the second son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum who is the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, as well as the Ruler of Dubai.

His Highness was joined at the WEF summit by the Minister of Cabinet Affairs and The Future, Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi; Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence; and Mohammed Ibrahim AI Shaibani, Director-General of His Highness the Ruler’s Court, as well as other ministers and officials.

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