Expats part of UAE success: minister

People and partnerships can carry the UAE towards a knowledge economy that is less dependent on oil, its main revenue source, a minister said on Thursday.

Shaikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development made the comments during his keynote address to the Harvard Arab World Conference at Dubai?s Atlantis, The Palm resort.

The annual conference, held in a different Arab city every year, focused on strengths and challenges facing the region.

Shaikh Nahyan said the UAE needs to diversify its economy and continue ?global partnerships? that led to its rapid development. He added that the UAE success story includes expatriate contributions, adding that securing a prosperous future lies in developing its biggest resource ? people.

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