The Ministers of the UAE’s 12th Cabinet took the oath of office before Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
President Sheikh Khalifa called on the Cabinet to work diligently and faithfully to honour the aspirations of citizens, promote sustainable development and take the UAE beyond the great international stature it already enjoys.
Sheikh Khalifa expressed confidence in Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and the Government in realising the UAE’s strategy for growth and prosperity, the state news agency Wam reported.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, was also at Mushrif Palace in Abu Dhabi to see the ministers sworn in.
“We, our people and our nation are awaiting more of your contribution to continue the march of development, an area in which our country has taken significant steps, moving towards broader horizons and reinforcing the special position it holds at the regional and global level,” he said.
Shaikh Mohammed wished all success to the Ministers in fulfilling their responsibilities, and called for increased efforts to achieve the vision and aspirations of the UAE President. Shaikh Mohammed urged the Ministers to work together as a team in the developmental march to make the UAE one of the best nations in the world.
Shaikh Mohammed said, “Our ambitions are limitless, and the UAE has high expectations from you. We see you as trustworthy, and hope that the UAE and its citizens will always remain your top priority.”