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Khalifa lauds federal government achievements

posted on 24/03/2010: 791 views



President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has credited the achievements made by the federal government and the initiatives and programmes it launched and implemented in all walks of life during the 2006-2009.

In a statement after receiving a new report "4 Years of Achievements”, raised to him by Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai H. H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the President appreciated efforts made by the federal government for upgrading performance so as to deliver welfare to citizens, maintain prosperity and stability of the nation and provide decent living to the next generations.

He affirmed that what had been achieved highlights the spirit of persistence, clarity of vision, and sound planning. These achievements, he indicated, were a fruit of the comprehensive strategy adopted by the government as a framework and benchmark for its policies and programmes.

Sheikh Khalifa valued Sheikh Mohammed's command of the team and his high professionalism in setting its tune in order to ensure integration and harmony of all stakeholders of national action.

The President gave special tribute to the federal government for its policy on socio-economic development and expansion of the umbrella of services to far-flung areas. "These efforts deepen the government commitment towards human being, the most precious of our assets,' the President added.

Sheikh Khalifa noted that the scientific method the federal government adopted in planning and execution of its programmes had been very instrumental in reaching this high standard of performance and remarkable achievements.

Sheikh Khalifa also referred to the revered standing the UAE has made at international scene and the success of the UAE dynamic diplomacy in attracting broad international support for the UAE bid to host the seat of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in Abu Dhabi and sealing of a series of cooperation agreements on peaceful use of nuclear energy.

"This achievement forms a qualitative progress in the UAE foreign relations, strengthens its network of interests with the world and contributes to national efforts to conserve a clean environment,” the President affirmed.

Sheikh Khalifa also highlighted the progress made in the security and defence systems in terms of armament, preparedness, tactics and systems. Such a development, he said, would further entrench security and stability 'our country is enjoying' and contribute to creating an encouraging climate that maintains the UAE's prominent standing regionally and internationally.

Speaking about the labour market, he indicated the government efforts towards labour market stability serve the state's interest locally and abroad. The government persistent drive to rectify the imbalance in the demographic structure, one of the major national concerns, has also drawn praise from the president.

The President paid tribute to Sheikh Mohammed for his initiative of presenting the report of his government achievements over the last four years. This move, he stressed, underpins the government commitment to transparency and clarity and confirms a health interaction between the government action and aspirations of the citizens.

Praising the team working of the government, the President urged the ministers to go ahead with the same collective and collaborative spirit in the coming period and expressed his confidence in the government ability to pursue the drive of giving and achieve more gains for the benefit of the country and its citizens.

The book, ‘4 Years of Achievements' documents the achievements of the federal government from 2006 to 2009 under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Highlighting the most important achievements, programs and initiatives, the content of the book are organized and presented to allow readers to understand the role of the government, its services and achievements.

The book comprises seven chapters and focuses on significant sectors: Social Development, Economic Development, Foreign Policy, Government Sector Development, Security Safety and Justice, Infrastructure and Rural Areas Development, in addition to a chapter highlighting the most important health and economic issues the government dealt with during the four years.

In the book's preface, His Highness also highlighted the importance of achieving the national development program objectives of empowering and enhancing the UAE and its people, and reaching the highest levels of prosperity and development. – Emirates News Agency, WAM

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