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Dubai has enough reserves to maintain food security, says Sheikh Hamdan

Sheikh Hamdan called on all relevant companies in the emirate to support Dubai's strategic food security goals

Dubai has enough reserves to maintain food security, says Sheikh Hamdan

Sheikh Hamdan called on all relevant companies in the emirate to support Dubai’s strategic food security goals.

Dubai has a large enough strategic supply of food commodities to serve the needs of Emiratis and expats in the country amid the global Covid-19 pandemic, according to Dubai Crown Prince and chairman of the Executive Council Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

On Monday, Sheikh Hamdan chaired a video conference meeting of the Executive Council in which the Dubai Food Security Committee’s plans were reviewed and opportunities for food trade and distribution were explored, including the diversification of import sources and local food production.

“Despite the global challenges created by the outbreak of Covid-19, we are fully prepared, and have sufficient strategic food reserves to serve the needs of the community,” he said following the meeting. “The needs of Dubai’s citizens and residents are our top priority and our specialised teams are working around the clock to manage the consequences of this crisis.”

Additionally, Sheikh Hamdan called on all relevant companies in the emirate to support Dubai’s strategic food security goals.

“We must all work together to combine our strengths and resources to manage the situation,” he said.

“All local and federal departments must work closely with each other to manage our food security properly. We need to establish a united vision and approach to confront this challenge,” he added.

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