Many people may not have heard of the ruler of Ras al Khaimah. This is most likely going to change very quickly however, as the country has grown tremendously over the past several years under his leadership. The policies of Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr, both foreign and domestic, have allowed Ras al Khaimah to become one of the fastest growing nations in the area, and one of the most forward thinking. Since we figure it won’t be long before Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr’s name is being talked about more frequently, we decided to explain some of the things he is doing that have made him so popular.
First, we should go over his foreign policies. Throughout his tenure, Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr has worked on getting Gulf partners with the UAE. He has strengthened the bond between not only his nation with the larger countries in the Persian Gulf, but for all of the members of the United Arab Emirates. Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr worked with world leaders such as King Faud of Saudi Arabia, up until his death. It is thanks in large part to Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr’s efforts that both countries are continuing to prosper. Saud is a firm believer in the efforts of the UAE, and that Ras al-Khaimah needs to work within the framework of the government. It is for this reason that he has strongly opposed Iran’s occupation of the Greater and Lesser Tonb Islands. He has worked hard to bring this matter before the International Court of Justice and the United Nations so that it can be resolved.
His domestic policies have also been very well received. Since he has had a leadership role in the emirate, Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr has focused on reforming education. He has wanted each and every one of his policies to be founded deeply in research, so that the best possible decisions can be made. This has led to a healthcare reform inside the country, along with improvements in urban development. In addition to these two progresses, he has combined his success in domestic policies and foreign policies by working to bring in foreign investors. Now, Ras Al Khaimah is one of the most desirable places for foreign nations to invest their money, and their record is only trending upwards.
One of the tenants of his reign has been to see that Ras al-Khaimah is sustainable, clean and energy independent in the future. As a growing location, it is important to him that the future of his land is always secure, and he thinks one of the best ways to ensure this is to do ensure all of their resources are sustainable. If more wealthy nations held this view, we may not be in such a terrible state when it comes to climate change.
As you can see, the policies of Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr are very encouraging. His willingness to work with foreign nations, and his tireless efforts to improve the economy and social standing of his emirate are admirable. It won’t be long before more people are talking about the progress Ras al-Khaimah is making, and who the man is to thank for all of that. Hopefully when all of this talk springs up, you will be a little bit more prepared to jump in on the conversation.
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