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New UAE gov't ministers take oath of office

Sheikh Mohammed urges cabinet to 'achieve major steps forward in all vital sectors of the UAE'

New UAE gov't ministers take oath of office

The new ministers of the UAE government took the oath on Tuesday before Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, at Mushrif Palace in Abu Dhabi.

Sheikh Mohammed addressed his good wishes to the ministers in fulfilling ‎their responsibilities, and called for increased efforts to achieve the vision and aspirations of the UAE. ‎

"We seek to achieve major steps forward in all vital sectors of the UAE ‎in line with our vision for the UAE Centennial 2071," said Sheikh Mohammed.

"We are leading a new phase for the UAE, enriched with science and technology, and we seek to build the future ‎for many more generations to come," he added. ‎

"We have national priorities to address and we must meet our people’s expectations to reach the ‎desired objectives. We will spare no effort to provide a prosperous life to the people of the UAE. ‎

‎"We seek to make our government services and infrastructure a global model in employing technology, ‎relying on innovation, research and advanced technologies," he said.

The cabinet reshuffle was announced last week and includes Omar Bin Sultan Al Olama as the country's first Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence.

The move came just days after Sheikh Mohammed announced the UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence (AI), a major part of the UAE Centennial 2070 objectives.

Other new positions created in the reshuffle included a Minister for Advanced Sciences and another for Food Security.

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