ABU DHABI, 21st November, 2017 (WAM)
-- H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and
Minister of Interior, today inaugurated the Aqdar World Summit, at the Abu
Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
The inauguration ceremony was
attended by Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister for Tolerance;
Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, President of Zayed University; Hussain bin
Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education; Hessa Essa Buhumaid, Minister of
Community Development; Jameela Al Muheiri, Minister of State for Public
Education; Shamma bint Suhail Faris Al Mazrui, Minister of State for Youth
Affairs, and Dr. Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Education and Knowledge
The summit was also attended by Lt.
General Saif Al Shafar, Under-Secretary at the Ministry of Interior; Dr.
Abdullah Al Karam, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Director-General of
the Knowledge and Human Development Authority; Sheikh Abdullah bin Bayah,
Chairman of the Forum for the Promotion of Peace in Muslim Societies; Major
General Khalifa Hareb Al Khaili; Mubarak Al Shamsi, Assistant Under-Secretary
at the Ministry of Interior for Resources and Supportive Services, and Major
General Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi, Inspector-General of the Ministry of Interior
and Chairman of the Summit’s Supreme Organising Committee, as well as
delegations from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait and Palestine and members of the
UAE diplomatic corps, directors-general in the police, and senior officers from
the Ministry of Interior.
The first edition of the Aqdar World
Summit is being held in cooperation with the United Nations, the United Nations
Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, UNESCO, the UAE Ministry of
Education, Abu Dhabi Education and Knowledge Authority, the Knowledge and Human
Development Authority of Dubai and INDEX Conferences and Exhibitions - a member
of INDEX Holding
During the opening ceremony, H.H.
Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed listened to the opening addresses delivered
by Hussain Ibrahim Al Hammadi where he said, "In
line with the vision of the UAE leadership, schools, colleges and universities
are currently making plans to accommodate moral education with their teaching
methodologies, inspiring students to be proud of their identity, their country,
and their leadership, while also allowing them to have an open mind towards
various world diversities."
"Aqdar World Summit, is truly a global platform, where elite
educational decision makers, experts and specialists in matters of education
and knowledge coming from local, regional and international countries, share
their unique insights and experiences that address an important issue related
to the area of prevention of Intellectual extremism and moral deviation,"
Following the opening ceremony,
Sheikh Saif bin Zayed inaugurated the parallel exhibition that highlighted a
number of presentations and initiatives that were presented by local, regional,
and national organisations and institutions.
The opening ceremony was also
attended by Dr. Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, Head of the Education and Knowledge
Department UAE, Dr. Abdulla Karam, Chairman of the Board of Directors and
General Manager of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority in Dubai.
The opening ceremony included a video presentation of the
summit, which is a first of its kind initiative in the UAE, aiming to empower
and improve knowledge skills among UAE’s young population.
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