UAE: World Government Summit to host 20 presidents, 250 ministers.
07 February 2023, 12:00 AM
28 February 2023, 12:00 AM
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev and Macky Sall, Senegalese President and Chairperson of the African Union, are among 20 world government leaders expected to take part in the World Government Summit which will take place next week.
Speaking at a Press briefing, Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Chairman of the World Government Summit, said that the summit, in its 10th edition, is the largest congregation for world governments with a crucial mission. “The World Government Summit focuses on what unites us as humans and what benefits people,” he said, adding that during the summit, nations go beyond their conflicts and instead, they focus on collaborating towards the future.
“We celebrate a decade of achievements. It was during the World Government Summit that we heard world leaders speak about their experiences and the importance of creating a united destiny for governments,” said Al Gergawi, adding that it is a summit of international alliances and partnerships.
More than 250 ministers will be part of the event as well as nearly 10,000 government officials, businessmen and world experts including some Nobel Prize winners. More than 220 sessions will be held in which 300 speakers will share their thoughts for building a better future for the world.
Nearly 20 reports will be issued at the forum and the best world minister award will be introduced among other awards that celebrate government achievements around the world.
Al Gergawi also said that more than 22 international forums will be held, in addition to a number of first-time forums, such as the Future of Work Forum, the Future of Education Forum, the Experience Exchange Forum, and the Future by Design Global Forum.
During the summit, high-level ministerial meetings will be held, such as the meeting of Arab finance ministers in the presence of the IMF President, and the meeting of Arab youth ministers in the presence of the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States.
The event will witness the participation of regional and international organisations and experts such as Professor Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum; Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the IMF; Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala GCON, Director-General of the World Trade Organisation; Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the WHO; Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Arab League Secretary-General; Mohammad Sulaiman Al Jasser, Chairman, Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group; Jasem Al Budaiwi, Secretary-General of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC).