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Sheikh Mohammed says keen to appoint young minister

Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE calls for nominations for person aged under 25 to become youth minister

Sheikh Mohammed says keen to appoint young minister
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and ruler of Dubai. (AFP/Getty Images)

Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai has announced plans to appoint a young man and woman aged under 25 to a Government ministerial position.

In a Twitter post, Sheikh Mohammed asked the public to nominate a young man or woman to represent concerns of the youth and their ambitions.

“I want that person to be minister with us in the UAE government,” he said.

"Brothers and sisters, young people below the age of 25 make up half our Arab societies. So it is logical that we care for youth issues and concerns," he added.

He urged all the universities in the UAE to nominate three young men and women, those who graduated in the last two years or are about to graduate, to be chosen as ministers.

“Our nation is young and was built by the youth. It reached top positions globally thanks to them. They are the secret to its strength and speed, and they are the treasures that we save for the future,” he wrote in Arabic on his Twitter account.