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Shaikh Mohammed and Cook discussed an array of issues regarding future of the IT sector in the backdrop of international transformations. 

His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, received Apple CEO Tim Cook on Sunday. Shaikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, was also present.

Shaikh Mohammed and Cook discussed an array of issues regarding future of the IT sector in the backdrop of international transformations and the sector’s role in developing and advancing education.

Shaikh Mohammed hailed Apple’s role in developing technology and IT-based education worldwide.

Cook credited the UAE as one of the leading role models in application of e-government and it is on track to introduce smart government under the patronage and directives of Shaikh Mohammed, whom he praised as a visionary leader who holds constructive breakthrough initiatives especially in education and IT in order to position the UAE government in general and Dubai government in particular among the firsts using technology in management and services.

Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gargawi, Minister for Cabinet Affairs, and other senior officials attended the meeting.

-KhaleejTimes