UAE Unveils 2021 National Historic Charter
The Cabinet has approved a historic National Charter that aims to transform the UAE into “one of the best countries in the world by 2021”, when the country will be celebrating the golden jubilee anniversary of the formation of the Union.
The UAE National Historic Charter for year 2021 was announced on Saturday after the conclusion of the marathon Cabinet sessions held at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort, according to a report released by the official news agency Wam.
His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, chairs the cabinet meeting in Liwa on Saturday. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Lt General Shaikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Presidential Affairs Shaikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance Shaikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Minister for Cabinet Affairs Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gergawi are also present .—Wam
His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who gave out the details of the charter also made it clear that there would be no Cabinet reshuffle at the moment, as “the performances of ministers determine that.”
The National Charter contains four important components.
Shaikh Mohammed declared that the charter was aimed at making a land of ambitious and confident people, who stick to their heritage, and ensure that the UAE remains a strong union with common destiny.
One important component of the charter will be to usher in a competitive economy led by UAE nationals characterised with innovation and knowledge. The charter also sets the goal of ensuring a high quality of life endowed with sustainable environment in the UAE.
Specifying the details of the four important components of the charter, Shaikh Mohammed said the first component referred to “the UAE nationals with ambition and high sense of responsibility, who are capable of drawing future with confidence and participate effectively in a sustainable socio-economic environment based on stability, solidarity, moderate Islamic values and original national heritage.”
Shaikh Mohammed, Lt General Shaikh Saif and Shaikh Mansour with officials after the cabinet meeting.
On strong union, he said “it is a strong union with a common destiny that protects Emiratis and advocates balanced development to make the UAE an effective power”.
The National Charter’s economic vision envisages development of a knowledge-based economy that will be diverse and flexible. It will be led by skilled professional Emiratis.
The other major component of the National Charter talks about “prosperous UAE nationals who enjoy a long life, good health, quality education and other distinguished services provided by the government”, the Wam report said quoting Shaikh Mohammed.
Pointing out that the charter embodies UAE’s future vision until 2021, Shaikh Mohammed said “The union proceeds in the footsteps of the founding fathers in the light of their strong determination and extrapolation. The UAE nationals are now reaping the fruits of our speedy economic growth.”
The Vice President who announced the charter in the presence of Lt. General Shaikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior and Shaikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Presidential Affairs Minister, warned that “an ambitious nation cannot rely on the past or current achievements, but looks forward to scoring more achievements through striving hard and vigilance to overcome challenges.”
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