His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said yesterday the overall objective of the Cabinet reshuffle was enhancing government efficiency, transparency and teamwork.
“We want a modern and effective Cabinet with a greater consistency and abilities to improve functioning of the government as a whole and to accelerate development processes,” Sheikh Mohammed said.
He thanked outgoing Cabinet members for their sincere efforts to serve their country.
He said the country’s leadership was keen to infuse new blood into the Cabinet and that the selection of new ministers was based on their merits and accomplishments.
“The new Cabinet formation took into consideration re-distribution of roles and restructuring of the government in line with the international best practices and in accordance with strategic requirements,” Sheikh Mohammed said.
“The nation’s prosperity would not be possible without progress of the citizens. The [well being of] UAE citizens has always been the main goal of the federal government’s strategic plan and the Cabinet is shouldering the responsibility of implementing such a plan.”
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