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Combating coronavirus: UAE ministries may be merged, authorities changed, says Sheikh Mohammed

reporters@khaleejtimes.com Filed on May 13, 2020 | Last updated on May 14, 2020 at 12.08 am
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, covid-19, coronavirus, UAE ministries, authorities, UAE government

This came as a three-day virtual government meeting to prepare for a post-Covid-19 future ended.

The UAE will review the size of its government and introduce changes to make it more flexible, the country's Vice-President has said. He hinted at merging ministries and changing authorities as part of the country's post-Covid-19 strategy.

Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said the country needs a "more agile, flexible and speedy government".

"We need a flexible government to deal with the changes and new national priorities. The world will not be the same after Covid-19," he tweeted.

This came as a three-day virtual government meeting to prepare for a post-Covid-19 future ended. The meeting brought together over 100 ministers, government officials, economists and experts who brainstormed the future of six major sectors: Health, education, economy, food security, society and government.

Sheikh Mohammed had earlier said that new teams are required to "work faster, more thoroughly and more responsively".

"Preparing for post-Covid-19 is preparing for a new future that no one predicted a few months ago."

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