Microsoft Nadella meets Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid AlMaktoum

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Dubai: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Monday received Satya Nadella, Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft.

Shaikh Mohammad and Nadella discussed ambitious plans and projects currently being implemented by the UAE for providing smart choices in various sectors of government work and to attain highest levels of performance and efficiency in the interests of the nation and its citizens.

Shaikh Mohammad hailed the effective role played by Microsoft in the field of information technology and telecommunications around the world by providing advanced programmes and solutions that serve various specialisations, which he said has a direct influence on people’s lives and improves quality of life.

Shaikh Mohammad pointed out the UAE’s fruitful cooperation with global technology companies, most notably Microsoft.

Shaikh Mohammad and Nadella then discussed the UAE’s plans for utilising the most modern solutions and IT products, particularly the most effective ones for governmental work, which will in turn contribute to boosting the standard of services rendered to the public and ensure that these services are easily accessible.

The meeting also touched on the key components and goals of the National Innovation Strategy 2014, which was launched as per the directives of President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The meeting also focused on Dubai’s Innovation Strategy that was launched to go in line with the UAE’s national strategy and contained 20 initiatives that aim to boost Dubai’s position as the most innovative city in the world.

Nadella hailed the UAE’s distinguished approach in striving towards achieving higher ranks and positions. He praised the attention given by the wise UAE leadership to adopt modern solutions in the fields of technology, telecommunications and information.

Nadella thanked the UAE leadership for providing an environment that supports global businesses and investments. He pointed out that the cooperation between Dubai and Microsoft goes back 15 years, when Dubai Internet City was first opened.

Dubai Internet City is now home to Microsoft’s regional office.

Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs, was also present during the meeting.


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