UAE President issues decree to set up Citizens and Community Affairs Office

Headquarters to be in Abu Dhabi, with branches inside or outside the country

By Wam

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Published: Tue 12 Jul 2022, 6:45 PM

President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued a Federal Law Decree on the establishment and regulation of the Citizens and Community Affairs Office of the Presidential Court.

Decree No. 2 for 2022 stipulates that the office, which will have its own legal personality and administrative and financial independence, will be established at the Presidential Court and report to the minister concerned.

The decree also stipulates that the office's headquarters will be in Abu Dhabi, and it may establish branches inside or outside the country upon the minister's discretion.

The functions of the office are to study, develop, manage, follow up and implement policies related to citizens and community affairs, whether directly or in coordination with relevant authorities, as well as follow up on social and service issues related to its functions, in coordination with federal and local authorities, upon the directives of the President or the minister.

It will also launch projects, initiatives and policies aimed at raising the living standards of Emiratis and promoting good behaviour among the community.

The office’s will also coordinate with federal and local authorities in implementing the President’s directives related to citizens and the community.

Sheikh Mohamed also issued a Federal Decree appointing Saif Ali Saif Al Qubaisi as director of the office with the rank of under-secretary.

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