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VP chairs Cabinet session

posted on 02/02/2009: 887 views

Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, chaired in Abu Dhabi yesterday the Cabinet session held at the Presidential Palace.

The Council of Ministers endorsed the budget of the Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme for fiscal year 2009 worth over Dh 1 billion. It also approved the budget of Federal Customs Authority. The Cabinet agreed to discuss the policy of the Federal Electricity and Water Authority. It agreed to setting up of an order to be conferred to those who will present the best initiatives in the areas of development and social welfare in order to encourage social responsibility among individuals and companies.

The Cabinet approved amendment of the decision number 15 of year 2007 on setting up the National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking and adding new members to the committee, among others, representatives from public prosecutions.

The Council of Ministers also ratified joining of the UAE to UNESCO's International Convention against Doping in Sport and joining of the nuclear safety agreement and additional protocol on comprehensive safeguards agreement (CSA) signed with the International Atomic Energy Agency. It also endorsed the amendments on Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and Nuclear Facilities of year 2005 and joining the membership of the International Search and Rescue Response of United Nations. The Cabinet approved double tax evasion agreement on income with Kazakhstan Republic.

It approved the appointment, transfer and secondment of diplomats, consular staffs and employees at the federal ministries. – Emirates News Agency, WAM


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