Sheikh Mohammed chairs the first UAE Cabinet meeting of 2023 Sheikh Mohammed chairs the first UAE Cabinet meeting of 2023
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Sheikh Mohammed chairs year’s first UAE Cabinet meeting, approves govt’s top five priorities

Sheikh Mohammed chairs year’s first UAE Cabinet meeting, approves govt’s top five priorities

The priorities include establishing the national identity, enhancing sustainability, developing the educational system, accelerating Emiratisation, and expanding international economic partnerships

Neesha Salian
UAE cabinet meeting 2023 courtesy Dubai Media Office

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, chaired the first UAE Cabinet meeting of 2023 at Qasr Al Watan Abu Dhabi.

He affirmed that the UAE Cabinet will always be the engine of developing policies and strategies to achieve the vision of UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the aspirations of the people of the UAE in building the best economic, social and developmental environment, reported the Dubai Media Office.

Sheikh Mohammed said, “Today, I chaired the new year’s first meeting of the UAE Cabinet… We reviewed the outcomes of 2022, where the Cabinet has approved and developed more than 900 decisions, 22 government policies, 68 federal laws, 113 national regulations and 71 international agreements.”

He added, “In the previous year, the government formed more than 120 teams from 110 federal and local entities and 50 private sector entities to work on updating more than 100 social, economic, educational and regulatory federal laws… Thanks to these teams’ efforts, today we became the most adaptable and responsive government in the world.”

Sheikh Mohammed noted that the UAE was among the best five countries in the world in 339 development, economic and social indicators in 2022.

He said, “Today, we approved 5 government priorities of 2023… establishing the national identity, enhancing environment’s sustainability, developing the educational system, accelerating the Emiratisation process and expanding our international economic partnerships.”

National Strategy for Desertification

The UAE Cabinet also approved the National Strategy for Desertification, which includes (33) major initiatives and a national action agenda until the year 2030.

The strategy focuses on preserving ecosystems, improving the condition of arid and drylands, and mitigating and adapting to the effects of climate change on ecosystems affected by desertification.

Integrated incentives to support the space sector

The cabinet approved the issuance of a decision to regulate permits for space activities and space-related activities, in the framework of strengthening and supporting the space sector in the country, stimulating its investments and attracting investors from all over the world.

It also approved the issuance of a decision to ensure compensation for damage caused to third parties during space activities and approved the issuance of the decision to regulate space resource activities in line with the objectives of the national space policy.

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