His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah inaugurated the UAE pavilion at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2023.
“The UAE’s participation in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in 2023 demonstrates its eagerness to investigate fresh ways to strengthen its partnership and collaboration with other nations,” said the RAK Ruler in his inaugural remarks.
He emphasised that people were the foundation of sustainable development and that “the country’s ultimate goal is to ensure their happiness and well-being.”
The UAE pavilion in the event highlighted the UAE’s excellence in economy, tourism, and culture and how the country utilised its resources, particularly its human capital.
“In the UAE, we take pride in the fact that experience is evaluated by accomplishments rather than by the passage of time. Quality rather than quantity is the foundation of our workplace culture. “The preservation of our beliefs and identity coexists with excellence and innovation,” His Highness Sheikh Saud noted.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov welcomed the UAE’s participation in the previous edition of the forum as a guest of honour.
In his speech at the opening of the UAE pavilion, the Russian Minister commended the bilateral ties and economic cooperation between the two countries.
The opening ceremony was attended by Sheikh Salem bin Khaled Al Qasimi, Minister of Culture and Youth, Abdullah bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy, Dr Mohammed Ahmed Al Jaber, Ambassador of the UAE to the Russian Federation, and members of the UAE delegation, as well as several officials.