The 3rd UAE Government Annual Meetings will begin the day after tomorrow in Abu Dhabi, chaired by the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
More than 500 officials from local and federal governments across the UAE will be taking part in the event that highlights the projects and initiatives that will enable local and federal governments to lead the development drive towards the UAE Centennial 2071.
The 3rd UAE Government Annual Meetings is set to conclude with the UAE Pioneers Award ceremony, which honours role models of tolerance – be they people, projects and initiatives – who spread values of peace, coexistence, and tolerance in in the UAE.
On this occasion, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said that UAE Government Annual Meetings reflect the vision of the founding fathers of the UAE and acts as a platform for the UAE Government teams, both local and federal, to discuss means of boosting the development drive across various sectors in line with the UAE Centennial 2071 and our quest to be among the top countries in the world.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid hailed the wise leadership of UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan who emphasised the importance of holding the UAE Government Annual Meetings.
For his part, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan stressed the importance of team work as a key driver for development, adding that the UAE Government Annual Meetings represents an effective framework for reviewing the process and progress of government work in all aspects.
His Excellency Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future, said that the launch of the UAE Government Annual Meetings reflects the vision of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and is constantly followed up by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed.
Al Gergawi added that the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed established these meetings as a novel platform of national work that focuses on integrating plans, projects, and teamwork for the UAE.
As part of the 3rd UAE Government Annual Meetings, the discussion sessions will host Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, who will discuss regional and international challenges. Another session will host Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General of Expo 2020 Dubai, who will discuss preparations for the grand global event.
The annual meetings gather over 500 government officials, including Their Highnesses the Crown Princes, heads of the Executive Councils of the seven emirates, as well as ministers, heads of federal government authorities, undersecretaries of ministries, and many other government officials and dignitaries to brainstorm national initiatives, projects and strategies for vital sectors that pave the way for the coming years.
In June 2017, the UAE Cabinet approved the UAE Government annual meetings, which aim to align government work at both the federal and local levels. Development issues are discussed annually with representatives of national sectors and all levels of government, officials and decision-makers to establish a developmental vision leading up to the UAE Centennial 2071.