Remarks Prior to a Discussion With Young Arab Leaders in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
President Bush. Thank you, sir. I'm proud to be with you. Your Highness, thank you very much. I appreciate you picking this particular location, because it is a fantastic view of your—of Dubai.
First of all, just a couple of impressions: I'm most impressed with what I've seen here. The entrepreneurial spirit is strong and, equally importantly, the desire to make sure that all aspects of society are—have hope and encouragement. And I appreciate your leadership, Your Highness.
And I want to thank you, sir, for having me. I'm looking forward to talking to the young leaders from around the region. I am going to answer your questions. And I also want you to understand something about America: that we respect you, we respect your religion, and we want to work together for the sake of freedom and peace.
And I thank—I'm particularly pleased to know that you have set up interchanges with some of the young in my country. You'll find them to be compassionate, decent people who share the same goals and dreams. And so I want to thank you for coming.
Your Highness, I'm so honored by your hospitality.
Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Muhammad bin Rashid Al Maktum. Thank you, sir. It is our pleasure to have you.
President Bush. Thank you, sir.
NOTE: The President spoke at 1:22 p.m. at the Burj Al Arab Hotel.
George W. Bush, Remarks Prior to a Discussion With Young Arab Leaders in Dubai, United Arab Emirates Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/277028