Dubai, Oct 31 (IANS/WAM) Dubai's selection as host of the 10th session of the World Islamic Economic Forum in 2014, one of the world's largest gatherings to share knowledge, experience and expertise in Islamic economics, will take the emirate a step closer to its vision of becoming the world capital of Islamic economy.
The announcement came Wednesday, the opening day of the World Islamic Economic Forum 2013 in London.
The London meet is being attended attended by a high-level Dubai delegation led by Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, chairman of the executive Office of Vice president and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Al Gergawi accredited this achievement to the vision of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who initiated the 'Dubai: Capital of the Islamic Economy' initiative and laid clear guidelines to focus efforts on the various aspects of developing the Islamic economy, and whose ambitious strategy has started to bear fruit.
"Hosting this global event is extremely important for Dubai's status as a leading centre of major events and conferences, especially after the launch of the strategic plan for developing the Islamic economy sector, which includes seven key pillars and 46 strategic initiatives," Al Gergawi said
He added that it would "allow us to prove our organising capabilities and status as a leading proponent of the Islamic economy" under the leadership of Sheikh Mohammed.