UAE leaders attend swearing-in ceremony of new Cabinet

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed welcomed the team set to lead the country into the future

UAE leaders attended the swearing-in ceremony of the country's new-look Cabinet on Wednesday.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, welcomed the team in charge of leading the Emirates to even greater successes in the years to come.

The Ruler of Dubai unveiled a Cabinet featuring several new ministers after a reshuffle on Saturday, following consultation with the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince.

"I joined my brother Mohammed bin Rashid to witness the swearing in of the new UAE government," said Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed wrote on Twitter.

"Looking ahead to the next 50 years, we are well equipped to accelerate our pace of development, which will further strengthen our economy and our nation’s standing in the world."

Cabinet changes

Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed was appointed Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance

- Mohamed Al Hussaini was made Minister of State for Financial Affairs. He succeeds the long-serving Obaid Al Tayer. Sheikh Mohammed gave his “thanks and appreciation to brother Obaid for his service and dedication".

- Abdullah Al Nuaimi was named Minister of Justice. Departing minister Sultan Al Badi was thanked for his service and dedication.

Dr Abdulrahman Al Awar was named Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation. Outgoing minister Nasser Al Hamli was thanked for his service.

- Mariam Al Mheiri was made Minister of Climate Change and Environment. Ms Al Mheiri, who was Minister of State for Food Security, continues that responsibility in her new role.

- Abdullah Al Ketbi was made Minister of Federal Supreme Council Affairs.

Updated: September 30th 2021, 4:28 AM