x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Change of role for Sheikh Sultan

Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed is to have a new role in the Government as the President's representative inside and outside the country.

Abu Dhabi // Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed is to have a new role in the Government as the President's representative inside and outside the country. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, the President of the UAE, issued a decree giving the Deputy Prime Minister a new job that will involve his assuming a variety of duties in the event of Sheikh Khalifa's absence or as assigned by the President.

According to the decree, all staff who have been working under Sheikh Sultan in the Diwan of deputy prime minister will move with him, retaining their job titles and financial benefits, said WAM, the state news agency. Events at which he might be asked to stand in for the President include political occasions or celebrations at home or abroad, such as inaugurations, weddings and funerals. hhassan@thenational.ae