The UAE has emerged first in the region and 17th in the world in terms of most effective soft power, according to the Global Soft Power Index, published on Thursday.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, took to Twitter to share the results of the leading index, in which the UAE climbed up a spot in global rankings as compared to last year.
The report further placed the UAE among the top 15 countries in how it handled the Covid-19 pandemic.
The results were announced at the Global Soft Power Summit 2021, on the basis of a survey taken by 77,000 people from 105 countries around the world.
Sheikh Mohammed further noted that the UAE ranked 9th among countries that attracted global media interest in its affairs, up eight spots from last year.
The summit also announced the UAE listed among the top 10 countries responsible for the stability of the global economy and international safety.
Commenting on the results of the index, Sheikh Mohammed said, "We want to send a message to the whole world that the UAE will continue to build bridges with all people. It will work to create positive ties with everyone. And it will always be the place where all cultures meet, because we are not a country in a world — we are a world in a country."
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