Mohammed bin Rashid receives former FNC speakers at Union House

DUBAI, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, said the UAE is moving in a positive direction towards the future, under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the follow up of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and the efforts of the loyal UAE people, who have proven this nation’s ability to occupy the best rankings in all fields.

This statement was made during His Highness Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s welcome to former speakers of the Federal National Council, FNC, and previous ministers, today at the Union House in Dubai, as HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid talked about the national journey in the UAE since it was established by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed noted that the current achievements of the UAE are considered a completion of the earlier tasks accomplished by the first generation of leaders.

H.H. also expressed his deep appreciation to the loyal efforts of the previous presidents of the FNC, as they addressed important issues that mattered to the citizens, and have contributed in promoting the position of the FNC as a national platform that promotes communication between the government and the public. H.H. additionally praised the contributions of the former ministers, within a framework of a national commitment to their responsibilities.

Sheikh Mohammed spoke about the enormous development that took place in parliament in the UAE, highlighting the election of Dr. Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, Speaker of the FNC, as an achievement for the UAE and an important development, as it was the first time in the Arab region that a UAE woman was elected to this important position, which proves the confidence of the UAE government and people in women, and their faith in their ability to fulfill the duties of their position.

H.H. also highlighted the huge developments that took place in the government’s work in previous years, including appointing a woman Minister for Happiness and Tolerance, and pointing to the UAE leadership’s interest in youth participating in decision making.

The former presidents of the FNC and ministers also toured the Union House museum, that details milestones in the UAE’s history.

Among those who attended the meeting were H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance, Dr. Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, Speaker of Federal National Council, FNC, H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Emirates Group, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, and a number of ministers and senior officials.

Source: Emirates News Agency