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In pictures: Dubai ruler chairs the first remote cabinet meeting

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, follows up on the first day of distance learning process as schools and universities across the country

In pictures: Dubai ruler chairs the first remote cabinet meeting

During the virtual meeting, Sheikh Mohammed said that the UAE government is ready to deal with all future circumstances, adding that the country will be part of the global efforts to contain COVID-19 pandemic. (Photos courtesy of WAM)

In pictures: Dubai ruler chairs the first remote cabinet meeting

"Our message for everyone is that we are completely ready to deal with all circumstances," added Sheikh Mohammed. "Over the past 10 years, we have invested in smart learning, electronic and smart services to enhance our readiness for emergencies and disasters. Today we are reaping the fruits of our strenuous efforts as evidenced by the continuation of our educational process and basic government services. We are being proactive in dealing with global health conditions."

In pictures: Dubai ruler chairs the first remote cabinet meeting

Sheikh Mohammed also said: "Coronavirus is a health virus, an economic virus, and a political virus too... and we say to all the countries of the world: It is the time for unity, cooperation and solidarity to fight the worst enemy of humankind. All differences diminish in the face of this challenge and the world can overcome it faster if the strong stood with the weak and the rich with the poor."


In pictures: Dubai ruler chairs the first remote cabinet meeting

The UAE Cabinet has approved an AED16 billion economic stimulus package as part of the Federal Government's additional measures to support the national economy, ensure businesses continuity, and mitigate the coronavirus impact.

In pictures: Dubai ruler chairs the first remote cabinet meeting

Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, took part in the UAE's first remote cabinet meeting. The UAE Cabinet has approved an AED16 billion economic stimulus package as part of the Federal Government's additional measures to support the national economy, ensure businesses continuity, and mitigate the coronavirus impact.

In pictures: Dubai ruler chairs the first remote cabinet meeting

Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, took part in the UAE's first remote cabinet meeting. The UAE Cabinet has approved an AED16 billion economic stimulus package as part of the Federal Government's additional measures to support the national economy, ensure businesses continuity, and mitigate the coronavirus impact.

In pictures: Dubai ruler chairs the first remote cabinet meeting

"We have adopted new systems in the banking, economic, and public sectors and provided a healthy infrastructure to deal with the worst possibilities. We have a national team that works around the clock.  We will safeguard the health of our society. We will protect our economy. We will protect education. We will cross such a global crisis with confidence," Sheikh Mohammed noted.

In pictures: Dubai ruler chairs the first remote cabinet meeting

Sheikh Mohammed added: "The UAE has one of the most advanced digital infrastructures in the world and the region’s best smart learning systems. Our growth and progress have no limit. We are facing a new challenge in our journey of development and we will overcome it like we did with previous challenges. We will emerge even stronger because we collectively believe that the word impossible does not exist in the UAE’s dictionary."

In pictures: Dubai ruler chairs the first remote cabinet meeting

Sheikh Mohammed also said: "Coronavirus is a health virus, an economic virus, and a political virus too... and we say to all the countries of the world: It is the time for unity, cooperation and solidarity to fight the worst enemy of humankind. All differences diminish in the face of this challenge and the world can overcome it faster if the strong stood with the weak and the rich with the poor."


In pictures: Dubai ruler chairs the first remote cabinet meeting

During the virtual meeting, Sheikh Mohammed said that the UAE government is ready to deal with all future circumstances, adding that the country will be part of the global efforts to contain COVID-19 pandemic.