detail - Regional Programme Gulf States
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German politics meets young Emiratis. On February 14th, 2010, Christian Wulff, Prime Minister of Lower-Saxony, and young Emirati students and journalists met at the offices of KAS Regional Program Gulf States in Abu Dhabi. In a respectful and open atmosphere they discussed cultural similarities and differences, mutual expectations and opportunities for international initiatives.
The Emirati participants stated clearly, that they hoped for a more visible and self-confident German commitment in the UAE. A common understanding can only be achieved by a permanent and intense exchange of ideas. Prime Minister Wulff on his part praised the peaceful coexistence of people in the UAE. Citizens from almost every nationality are living here respectfully side-by-side. Wulff emphasized the important role of the UAE in the region not only as an economic force but also as a significant player in questions of security within the Gulf region.