Khalifa reshuffles Cabinet

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The President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler of Abu Dhabi, has endorsed on Sunday the new UAE Cabinet as presented by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.


As he endorsed the new Cabinet, Sheikh Khalifa wished them success as they embark on their new roles. He also extended his thanks to the outgoing members for their efforts during their tenure in office.

The reshuffled Cabinet includes a new section for Foreign Trade while the Industrial Affairs at the former Ministry of Finance and Industry has been transferred to the Ministry of Economy.

The Ministry of State for Cabinet Affairs has become a full-fledged ministry known as the Ministry for Cabinet Affairs, which will be incorporated with the former Government Sector Development Ministry. The new Minister of State for Foreign Affairs will be headed by the outgoing Minister of State for Federal National Council (FNC) Affairs.

The new Cabinet will also see an increase in the number of female ministers, from the previous two to the current four. Three ministries of state have also been created.

Following is the list of new Cabinet headed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Defence:
 

1.      Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister


2.      Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister


3.      Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Minister of Finance


4.      Lt Gen Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Interior


5.      Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Presidential Affairs


6.      Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs


7.      Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research


8.      Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Minister of Public Works


9.      Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister of Foreign Trade


10.  Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs


11.  Mohammed bin Dhaen Al Hamli, Minister of Energy


12.  Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy


13.  Maryam Al Roumi, Minister of Social Affairs


14.  Dr Hanif Hassan Ali, Minister of Education


15.  Humaid Mohammed Obaid Al Qattami, Minister of Health


16.  Abdul Rehman Al Owais, Minister of Culture


17.  Dr Hadef bin Jua'an Al Dhaheri, Minister of Justice


18.  Rashid Ahmed bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water


19.  Saqr Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, Minister of Labour


20.  Dr. Mohammed Anwar Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign
Affairs


21.  Obaid Humaid Al Tayer, Minister of State for Financial Affairs


22.  Dr Maitha Salem Al Shamsi, Minister of State


23.  Dr Khalifa Bakheet Al Falasi, Minister of State


24.  Reem Ibrahim Al Hashimi, Minister of State. (Wam)
 
 
 
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