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Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed appoints board for Frontline Heroes Office

Wam/Abu Dhabi
Filed on July 9, 2020 | Last updated on July 9, 2020 at 03.53 pm
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The Frontline Heroes Office will recognise and address the priorities of frontline workers.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Chairman of the Frontline Heroes Office, has appointed the Board for the Office, under the chairmanship of Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan.

The Board of the Frontline Heroes Office includes the following members:

> Dr. Abdul Rahman bin Mohammad Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention
> Ohoud bint Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Government and Future Development
> Dr. Sultan bin Ahmad Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advance Technology
> Mohamed Al Junaibi, Chief of Presidential Protocol at the Ministry of Presidential Affairs
> Sheikh Abdulla Al Hamed, Chairman of Department of Health - Abu Dhabi
> Obaid Al Shamsi, Director-General of the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority
> Saif Ghobash, Director-General of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office
> Ali Hamad Al Mutawa Al Dhaheri, Representative of the Crown Prince Court

The office, which will be headquartered in Abu Dhabi, aims to raise awareness of the key role played by the frontline workers during crises and emergencies by recognising their efforts and acknowledging their sacrifices, while also looking after their needs and addressing their priorities.

The office was set up by the President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, via Federal Decree No. 95 of 2020.

The office will have its own identity as well as financial and administrative independence.

According to the decree, the office's mandate will include defining the frontline workers and establishing the criteria used to identify them, as well as preparing and implementing strategies and initiatives to support them, in collaboration with relevant authorities.

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