x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 22 November 2017

UAE Cabinet Ministers sworn in before Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid

The ministers took their oaths in the presence of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces

The UAE’s new Cabinet ministers took their oaths before Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and in the presence of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed at Mushrif Palace in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.

The Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, wished the ministers well in fulfilling their responsibilities and called for increased efforts to achieve the country’s vision and aspirations which pave the way to the UAE Centennial 2071.

"We are leading a new phase for the UAE, enriched with science and technology, and we seek to build the future ‎for many more generations to come," he said.

"We have national priorities to address and we must meet our people’s expectations to reach the ‎desired objectives. We will spare no effort to provide a prosperous life to the people of the UAE.” ‎

We seek to make our government services and infrastructure a global model in employing technology, ‎relying on innovation, research and advanced technologies," Sheikh Mohammed said.

The Vice President announced a cabinet reshuffle on October 19, when the world's first Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence was introduced.

The changes also saw the expansion of some ministerial roles, such as the Minister of State for Higher Education and Advanced Skills, which put increased focus on lifelong learning among the country's young people.

During the oath taking ceremony on Tuesday, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, wished the new ministers success in their new endeavours.

‎"With this Government, we have laid the foundations for our vision towards achieving UAE ‎Centennial 2071’” he said.

‎He also thanked the ministers who served the government and the people of the UAE over the past years with much dedication and commitment.

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