United Arab Emirates: His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, approved the new cabinet of the federal government. The new cabinet was announced by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, following discussions with His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum also announced the government’s new strategic approach which will lay the foundation for work for the next 50 years.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum affirmed that: “Following the discussions with Mohamed bin Zayed and the directives of the President of the United Arab Emirates, we are announcing a new UAE cabinet and a new strategic approach of the government which will lay down the foundations of work for the next 50 years ”.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum added: “The new government will follow the strategic approach we launched today and the priorities set by the President of the United Arab Emirates in the ‘1950s Principles’ for itself. adapt to the ever-changing trends of today’s world and achieve the goals of the next phase of our development journey ”.
The new cabinet
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced that His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has been appointed Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance: “As part of the new cabinet reshuffle, we are announcing Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance. It will develop new work systems that meet our new aspirations ”.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced that His Excellency Mohamed Hadi Al Hussaini has been appointed Minister of State for Financial Affairs, His Excellency Abdullah bin Sultan bin Awad Al Nuaimi as Minister of Justice and His Excellency Dr Abdulrahman Al Awar as Minister of Human Resources and Emiratization.
Her Excellency Mariam Almheiri has been appointed Minister of Climate Change and Environment and will also continue to oversee the food and water security file, and Her Excellency Abdullah Muhair Al Ketbi has been appointed Minister of Affairs of the Federal Supreme Council.
The government’s new strategic approach
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum asserted that “the government’s new strategic approach comes after we have achieved the plans set out in the UAE Vision 2021 for the past 10 years. Today, the UAE leads the global rankings on 100 development indicators and regionally on 470 indicators. We are approaching the next 50 years with great ambitions ”.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum also added, “We need to change the tools we use to drive change. The UAE government’s new strategic approach will spearhead our efforts to accelerate development, prioritize, and adopt projects and budgets. We ask all federal entities to use this approach as a benchmark for moving forward ”.
The government’s new strategic approach includes five pillars:
- The government’s work will be driven by large transformative projects and not just long-term strategic plans.
- The next cycles of change will be flexible and fast (between six months and two years), unlike previous policy cycles which lasted five to ten years.
- The priorities of the sectors will be determined and followed by the identification of clear transformation projects. Ministerial teams will be created to implement these projects, and national talent with deep knowledge of the area and the mechanism of change will be drawn on to determine the priorities of the new government.
- There will be a shift in the individual responsibility of the ministries towards a shared responsibility between the teams in the field. Performance contracts will be signed with these teams for the implementation of the projects. Under the supervision of the Cabinet.
- There will be incentives and promotions based on the performance of the field teams and their ability to implement the projects set by the Cabinet.
© Press release 2021