H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Accession DayPress Release 05 Jan 2009 01:46 pm
Statement from H.E. Dr. Omar Bin Sulaiman, Governor of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and Vice Chairman of the Central Bank of the UAE:
An astute statesman and a visionary leader, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, sets the pace and direction for growth and prosperity in Dubai, as well as the UAE. While being at the helm of economic progress of the country, he has effectively communicated his ideals and inspired each member of society to contribute to the UAE growth story; demonstrating that nothing is impossible.
The Success story of the UAE under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the president of the UAE; and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum; has proved itself a role model for the all aspiring nations around the globe.
The strategic vision of His Highness has led to the diversification of Dubai's economy with considerable success, regionally and internationally. At the first sign of economic instability, His Highness led the federal government's proactive measures to ensure that growth and financial stability remain at the core of the country's economic and monetary policies.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed's vision has been the real catalyst, enabling Dubai and the UAE to become a bridge between the East and the West.