Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, said on Tuesday that the UAE needs fresh thinking and new blood for realising the ambitions and meeting the challenges of the next phase of the country’s development.
Addressing a brainstorming session chaired by him, and attended by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed said that the leadership deeply appreciates those who work hard for the country’s progress. He said the UAE is keen to further enhance the living standard and services offered to its people.
Speaking further to his team at the session, where new ideas, initiatives and projects were discussed, Sheikh Mohammed said that thinking collectively and having an open dialogue helps generate better ideas.
“A government job is a lifelong mission to serve the people,” he said. Giving the examples of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, he said that UAE was built by those who devoted their lives to the progress of the country.” Sheikh Mohammed reviewed the work and key ideas proposed by the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and the Future which comprises the General Secretariat of the Cabinet, the Prime Minister’s Office and the Public Diplomacy Office. He also discussed the projects of The Executive Office, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives and Dubai Future Foundation.
The session was also attended by Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and The Future and Chairman of The Executive Office; Secretary; Abdulla Al Basti, Secretary-General of the UAE Cabinet; Saeed Al Eter, Director-General of the Public Diplomacy Office; Abdullah Mohammad Saeed bin Touq, Director-General of the Executive Office; Saif Al Aleeli, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Future Foundation; Maryam Al Hammadi, Assistant Director-General for Government Performance; Huda Al Hashimi, Assistant Director-General for Strategy and Innovation; and Hessa Essa Buhumaid, Assistant Director-General for Government Services.