Spending time here in Abu Dhabi this week has been inspiring, rewarding and eye opening. I never tire of learning about different cultures and people, but you cannot get a real understanding without coming here, being here, and spending time. As my friend Quincy Jones would say, "you have to go to know.." I agree with Quincy.
I have found the people in the region to be gracious, kind, uniformly professional, and polite. They try the best that they can to meet you where you are, so as not to make you uncomfortable, as a visitor to the region.
I am was particularly happy to come here as we launch our 100 Clubs for financial literacy in partnership with the Emirates Foundation. This is just the beginning of our collaboration together.
The best is yet to come.