Positive patriotism will drive future governments: Saif bin Zayed

Dubai, 9th February, 2015 (WAM) — The most serious danger of modern terrorism is its ability to use and harness today’s technologies to incite hatred in one another and the violent exclusionist ideology conducive to building a confused generation and families opposing the idea of the nation and public good, H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, warned on Sunday.

He stressed that in future a successful and effective government will be one that is responsive to this menace and is able to tackle its root causes by promoting positive patriotism.

”What concerns world opinion most today are terrorism and low oil prices, for the danger they pose to international peace and stability,” Sheikh Saif told the plenary session of the 3rd Government Summit in Dubai, organized under the theme ‘Shaping Future Governments’.

He emphasised that this threat does not represent a crisis for the UAE, but it is a challenge it can address thanks to the effective, scientific policy adopted by the UAE government under the wise leadership, which has worked to diversify sources of national income by reducing dependence on oil revenues.

The UAE leadership, he noted, had instilled in the people the spirit of tolerance, openness and moderation.