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UAE may merge ministries as part of revamp in post-Covid-19 plan

Sheikh Mohammed said: 'We need a government that is more agile, flexible, and fast to maintain its pace with new and different priorities'

UAE may merge ministries as part of revamp in post-Covid-19 plan

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

The United Arab Emirates may merge some of its ministries in a reform plan to prepare the Arab region’s second-biggest economy for a post-coronavirus period, according to its prime minister.

“We will review the government’s structure and size, may merge ministries, and change entities,” Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is also Dubai’s ruler, said in a tweet.

“We need a government that is more agile, flexible, and fast to maintain its pace with new and different priorities.”

Earlier this week, Sheikh Mohammed challenged ministers and officials to restore the UAE to its pre-Covid-19 glory “faster than any other country in the world”.

Sheikh Mohammed said: “The door is open for new ideas. We are ready to rebuild all our sectors to secure the happiness, prosperity and stability for our society. Our target today is not only protecting the health of people but also protect our economy and our lifestyle that we built over the past 50 years, and today we will work hard to protect our achievements.”

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