UAE #1 in 121 indicators in pandemic year: Sheikh Mohammed
The UAE has topped 121 indicators globally and 479 regionally in 2020, even as the world fights the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Emirates also features among the top 10 countries in 314 indicators, according to a report presented to the Cabinet by the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, reviewed the country's performance in global performance indicators while chairing the Cabinet meeting that was held at Qasr Al Watan in Abu Dhabi.
"2020 has been an exceptional year for the UAE: The year of Mars, nuclear power, peace and global competitiveness. In crises, we double achievements," tweeted Sheikh Mohammed.
He was referring to the launch of the Hope probe to Mars - the Arab world's first interplanetary mission - and the successful operation of the first peaceful nuclear energy reactor in the Arab world at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Stations in Abu Dhabi.
"This is our message to all people living inside or outside the country: The UAE knows no other way of development other than to continuously better itself. Taking a back seat is not an option," the Vice-President said.
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