18-year-old girl among youths appointed to UAE federal boards
The Cabinet had last year adopted a decision to appoint Emiratis aged below 30 years to the boards of government entities.
More than 30 youths have been appointed as directors to the boards of various federal entities in the UAE "to prepare them for different positions in the national work".
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, announced the appointments of 33 young men and women while chairing a UAE cabinet meeting in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.
The youngest board member is an 18-year-old girl and the oldest is aged 30. The term for each member will be two to three years. They will receive the same privileges as other board members. They will receive extensive training about government work.
Congratulating the youths, Sheikh Mohammed said: "You have our full support and your responsibilities start today. Youths are the pillars of the present and the creators of the future. I trust our youth to develop services, share their ideas to improve the country's position globally.
"We want to accelerate the journey of the youth to reach higher levels of excellence. They shall lead the UAE's journey of goodness in the next phase."
The Cabinet had last year adopted a decision to appoint Emiratis aged below 30 years to the boards of government entities and companies to ensure that their voice and views are part of the government work.
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