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UAE outlines National Development Plan

Ministers present seven national strategies at annual government meeting in Abu Dhabi


 

Abu Dhabi: The UAE under the leadership of President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has underlined the principle of integration established by founding father Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan and institutionalised the making of the future to achieve the UAE Centennial 2071 goals.

Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid was speaking following the opening of the second annual government meetings on Monday, which aim to highlight programmes and efforts undertaken to meet the UAE Vision 2021 and targets set for the next 10 years in addition to developing plans and strategies that lay the foundation for the UAE Centennial 2071.

“The aim of the meetings is to answer two questions: Where did we get today as a state? And where do we want to get in the next 50 years?” he said.

His Highness Shaikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, stressed that the UAE is striving to build a better future for next generations on a comprehensive integration formula that brings together all the federal and local government bodies to prepare for tomorrow’s challenges.

Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid and Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed chaired the meetings where seven national strategies that outline the early stages of implementing the UAE Centennial 2071 in vital sectors were presented.

They praised the pivotal role of the annual government meetings in uniting the efforts to strengthen the spirit of the Union and support the development process. They urged ministerial teams to redouble their efforts and work together at an accelerated pace and to invest opportunities to achieve the goals of UAE Centennial 2071.

The meetings adopted seven strategies with 100 initiatives.

Dr Ahmad Bin Abdullah Humaid Al Falasi, Minister of State for Higher Education and Advanced Skills, presented the advanced skills strategy; Sara Al Amiri, Minister of State for Advanced Science, reviewed the advanced science strategy; Omar Bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, presented the strategy for artificial intelligence; Mariam Al Muhairi, Minister of State for Future Food Security, presented the national strategy for food security, and Noora Mohammad Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, presented the UAE’s cultural agenda.

Ohoud Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Happiness and presented the National Strategy for Quality of Life.

The National Employment Strategy 2031 seeks to increase the participation of citizens in the labour market by enhancing women’s participation and increasing Emiratisation rates in value-added economic sectors, the most important of which are the energy, communications, technology, transport and storage sectors, the financial, health and educational sectors, UAE in the areas of artificial intelligence, space, digital transactions and advanced science, Nasser Bin Thani Al Hameli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, told the gathering.

Al Hameli said it is expected that the total national forces working in the government and private sectors will grow to about 610,000 citizens by 2031.

It also aims to support the Government’s efforts to build a knowledge-based economy by empowering labor productivity, increasing the number of R & D personnel, and promoting entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship.

The meetings aim to highlight programmes and efforts undertaken to meet the UAE Vision 2021 and targets set for the next 10 years in addition to developing plans and strategies that lay the foundation for the UAE Centennial 2071.

The event began with an overview of the outcomes and accomplishments achieved in 2017 and to which extent they keep with the 2021 vision.

 

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