Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, launched on Sunday the Dubai Public Diplomacy and Communication Network at the Public Diplomacy and Government Communication Forum.
The move follows the directives of Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Earlier His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid has directed the Government of Dubai Media Office to set up and supervise this network, with the aim to establish a new platform through which Dubai coordinates its messages to the world with participation of private and public sectors, as well as semi-government institutions.
According to Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, the messages should be clear, back the development objectives, and consolidates cooperation with all stakeholders at regional and international levels.
The Crown Prince of Dubai also launched the network's electronic application, which will be a vital platform for communication among its members to post notices and alerts that help to strengthen the work of the network at various times, especially times of crisis and emergency.
Addressing the members of the network, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed said, "We have big expectations from you. We expect you to create a plan for further developing government communications and broadening the scope of collaboration to prepare UAE talents to take on leadership roles in the fields of public diplomacy and government communications and enhance their capabilities. I also look forward to seeing the network implementing what members learnt from the forum to achieve our larger objectives."