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President issues decree approving cabinet reshuffle

posted on 12/05/2009: 1043 views



President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued a federal decree approving a cabinet reshuffle in which H.H. Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan has been appointed as Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister, while H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan is now Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Presidential Affairs.

Sheikh Khalifa approved the cabinet reshuffle, proposed by Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, in which Humaid Mohammed Obaid Al-Qattami, has also been appointed as Minister of Education while Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali has been moved to the Ministry of Health.

Following is the new cabinet set-up based on the cabinet reshuffle decree:

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum - Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE, Ruler of Dubai and Defence Minister

H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan - Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister

H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan - Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Presidential Affairs

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum - Minister of Finance

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan – Minister of Foreign Affairs

Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan - Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan - Minister of Public Works

Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi - Minister of Foreign Trade

Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Gergawi - Minister for Cabinet Affairs

Mohammed bin Dha'en Al Hameli – Minister of Energy

Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri - Minister of Economy

Maryam bint Mohammed Khalfan Al Roumi - Minister for Social Affairs

Humaid Mohammed Obaid Al-Qattami - Minister of Education

Hanif bin Hassan Ali - Minister of Health

Abdul Rahman bin Mohammed Al-Owais - Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development

Saqr bin Ghobash Saeed Ghobash - Minister of Labour

Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash - Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Minister of State for Federal National Council Affairs

Dr. Hadif bin Jowan Al-Dhahiri - Justice Minister

Dr. Rashid Ahmed bin Fahd - Minister of Environment and Water

Obaid Humaid Al-Tayer - Minister of State for Financial Affairs

Dr. Maitha bint Salim Al-Shamsi - Minister of State

Reem bint Ibrahim Al-Hashimi - Minister of State

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