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New members of Abu Dhabi Executive Council take oath

Mohammad Bin Zayed swears in new members of Abu Dhabi Executive Council and thanks former members

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Abu Dhabi: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, on Monday swore in the newly-appointed members of the council.

The new members who took the oath included Shaikh Diab Bin Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Department of Transport, Saif Mohammad Al Hajiri, Chairman of the Department of Economic Development, Falah Mohammad Al Ahbabi, Chairman of the Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities, and Mohammad Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Department of Culture and Tourism.

The swearing-in ceremony was attended by Shaikh Tahnoun Bin Mohammad Al Nahyan, the Ruler’s Representative in Al Ain, Shaikh Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice-chairman of the council, Lieutenant General Shaikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, other Shaikhs, ministers and the members of the council.

Shaikh Mohammad congratulated the new members on the trust bestowed upon them by the leadership and wished them success in discharging their fresh assignments. He thanked the former members for their efforts during their tenure that played an important role in the emirate’s progress.

Shaikh Mohammad said the new phase of development requires creative and innovative ideas due to the unprecedented and rapidly changing world. “This phase needs us to keep pace with this development in terms of work and thoughts — a move that can be done by enhancing economic diversification, building knowledge economy and investing in human capital, with education being given a top priority as the main driver of development,” he said.

He urged all officials to boost the concepts of corporate excellence, positivity and the spirit of initiative as the key to achieve the aspirations of the UAE and its citizens and expatriate residents to be provided with the highest standards of living, well-being and happiness.

“We are one team and our goals and ambitions unite us. Our goals can only be achieved through sincere efforts and dedication by Emirati citizens, whose country has become a role model for those who pursue excellence and success,” Shaikh Mohammad said.

List of Abu Dhabi Executive Council’s members

• Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman

• Shaikh Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice-chairman.

• Shaikh Hamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court, member

• Shaikh Mohammad Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, member

• Shaikh Diab Bin Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, member

• Shaikh Sultan Bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, member

• Saif Mohammad Al Hajiri, Chairman of the Department of Economic Development, member

• Falah Mohammad Al Ahbabi, Chairman of the Department of Urban Planning Department, member

• Shaikh Abdullah Bin Mohammad Al Hamed, Chairman of the Health Department, member

• Mohammad Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Department of Culture and Tourism.

• Dr Ahmad Mubarak Al Mazroui, Secretary General of the council,

• Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Executive Affairs Authority, member

• Jasem Mohammad Al Zaabi, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Office, member

• Dr Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, Chairman of the Department of Community Development, member

• Major General Mohammad Khalfa Al Rumaithi, Chief of Abu Dhabi Police, member

• Riyadh Abdul Rahman Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Department of Finance, member

• Dr Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Department of Education and Knowledge, member

• Engineer Awaidha Murshed Al Marar, Chairman of the Department of Energy, member

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