Speech at the opening of Seamless 2024…. His Excellency Ahmed Aboul Gheit: The UAE has become an inspiring model for the Arab region and the world

Date: 14 - 05 - 2024


In a speech via video technology, His Excellency Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, expressed his thanks and appreciation for the Emirati leadership, headed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, for His Highness’s continued support of joint Arab activities and work.

He also expressed his sincere thanks and appreciation to His Highness Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, for his keenness to build a strong and sustainable partnership with the League of Arab States on a file that will shape the future of the Arab economy. Thanks also go to the Arab Federation for the Digital Economy for its serious cooperation. And his tangible efforts.

Aboul Gheit pointed out that the role of the digital economy in creating wealth and increasing the total output of national economies is a matter that no longer needs explanation, and the Arab region has witnessed rapid transformations and qualitative leaps in this field, despite the severity of the crises that befell it, as the Arab digital economy has grown at a positive pace. And continuing over the last decade.

He also praised the efforts of some countries that have achieved remarkable and real breakthroughs in this field, foremost of which, of course, is the UAE, hoping that the effects of this tremendous revolution will extend to all parts of the Arab world, by reducing the digital gap.

His Excellency hoped that the Arab countries would double the value of the funding allocated to implement these plans, with deep awareness of the financial pressures facing some Arab countries, which prevented an increase in the budgets allocated for this goal. There is no doubt that the world today stands on the cusp of a new revolution that has benefited from the fruits of the digital revolution.

He revealed that today we will witness the launch of the fourth edition of the Arab Digital Economy Index report, which is issued by the Arab Federation for the Digital Economy, which is a report that provides a competitive ranking of countries and a realistic analysis of their situations from different angles. He congratulated the UAE, which leads this index at the general Arab level, for the fourth year on In a row, followed by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, explaining that last week during the Annual Investment Forum in Abu Dhabi, we honored the winners of the Digital Economy Awards, and I hope that this award will continue because of its good impact in encouraging competition, and I look forward with you to launching new initiatives that serve our Arab societies.

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