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President approves new federal government cabinet

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, approved the new federal government cabinet.

The new cabinet was announced by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, following discussions with His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum also announced the new government strategic approach that will lay the foundations of work for the next 50 years.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum affirmed that: “Following discussions with Mohamed bin Zayed and directives of the UAE President, we announce a new UAE cabinet and a new government strategic approach that will lay the foundations of work for the next 50 years”.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum added: “The new government will follow the strategic approach we launched today and the priorities laid by the UAE President in the ‘Principles of the 50’ to adapt to the ever-evolving trends of today’s world and achieve the objectives of the next phase of our development journey”.

The new cabinet His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced that His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has been appointed as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance: “As part of the new cabinet reshuffle, we announce Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance.

He will develop new systems of work that meet our new aspirations”.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced that Mohamed Hadi Al Hussaini has been appointed Minister of State for Financial Affairs, Abdullah bin Sultan bin Awad Al Nuaimi as Minister of Justice and Dr. Abdulrahman Al Awar as Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation.

Mariam Almheiri has been appointed Minister of Climate Change and Environment and will also continue overseeing the Food and Water Security file, and Abdullah Muhair Al Ketbi has been appointed Minister of Federal Supreme Council Affairs.

The new government strategic approach His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum affirmed that “the new government strategic approach comes after we achieved plans laid out in the UAE Vision 2021 for the last 10 years. Today, the UAE is in leading rankings globally across 100 development indicators and regionally in 470 indicators. We usher into the next 50 years with high ambitions”.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum also added: “We need to shift the tools we use to lead change. The new UAE government strategic approach will spearhead our efforts in accelerating development, setting priorities and adopting projects and budgets. We ask all federal entities to use this approach as their reference moving forward”.

The new government strategic approach includes fives pillars: The government work will be led by major transformative projects and not just long-term strategic plans.

The next cycles of change will be flexible and fast (between six months to two years), unlike the previous strategic cycles which used to last five to 10 years.

Priorities for sectors will be determined and followed by identifying clear transformative projects. Ministerial teams will be created to implement these projects and there will be reliance on national talents who have deep understanding of the field and the mechanism of change in determining the new government’s priorities.

There will be a shift from individual responsibility of ministries to shared responsibility among the field teams. Performance contracts will be signed with these teams to implement projects. Under the supervision of the Cabinet.

There will be incentives and promotions based on performances of the field teams and their ability to implement the projects set by the Cabinet.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation

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More than 100 officials from Tunisia’s Islamist Ennahda Party resign amid crisis

Tunis, More than 100 prominent officials of Tunisia’s Islamist Ennahda party, including lawmakers and former ministers, resigned on Saturday in protest at the leadership’s performance, the biggest blow yet to the party which is facing a severe split.

Ennahda, the biggest party in parliament, was thrown into crisis after President Kais Saied sacked the government and suspended parliament on July 25, Reuters reported.

In a statement, 113 senior officials from the party said they had resigned due to wrong choices by Ennahda’s leadership, which had led to its isolation and failure to engage in any common front to confront Saied’s decisions.

Among the resignations are eight lawmakers and several former ministers, including former Minister of Health Abdellatif Mekki.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

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US vows support to Sudanese government

Washington, US National Security Advisor, Jake Sullivan, held a phone call with the Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, the White House announced in a statement.

“Mr. Sullivan expressed the Biden Administration’s commitment to support the civilian-led transition to democracy in Sudan and oppose any attempts to derail or disrupt the will of the Sudanese people,” the statement said.

“Mr. Sullivan underscored that any attempt by military actors to undermine the spirit and agreed benchmarks of Sudan’s constitutional declaration would have significant consequences for the U.S.-Sudan bilateral relationship and planned assistance. Mr. Sullivan and Prime Minister Hamdok discussed the importance of the transitional government making continued progress to stabilize the economy, reform the security sector under civilian leadership, advance Sudan’s peace process, and ensure justice and accountability for past abuses.

“Mr. Sullivan highlighted that U.S. Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Jeffrey Feltman will travel to Sudan next week to reaffirm U.S. support for the civilian-led transition and discuss regional security challenges. Mr. Sullivan expressed the urgency of promoting a peaceful resolution of the ongoing crisis in neighboring Ethiopia. Finally, Mr. Sullivan conveyed that President Biden looks forward to hosting and meeting with Prime Minister Hamdok in the near future,” the statement added.

Source: Bahrain News Agency