President Sheikh Khalifa reshuffles Abu Dhabi Executive Council

President of the UAE issues decree on emirate's executive authority

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President Sheikh Khalifa reshuffled the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, the local executive authority of the emirate, on Wednesday.

Sheikh Khalifa issued a decree saying Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, will stay on as Chairman of the council, according to Wam.

Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed, will continue as his as Deputy Chairman.

Newly appointed members of the council include: Sheikh Dhiyab bin Mohammed, Chairman of the Transport Authority; Falah Al Ahbabi, Chairman of the Urban Planning Council and Municipalities, and Mohammed Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Tourism and Culture Authority

They join current members Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed, chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court; Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa; Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon; Dr Ahmed Al Mazroui, Secretary- General of the Executive Council; Khaldoon Al Mubarak, chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Affairs Authority; Jassim Al Zaabi, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office; Dr Mugheer Al Khaili, chairman of the Community Development Authority; Maj Gen Mohammed Al Rumaithi, commander-in-chief of Abu Dhabi Police; Riyad Al Mubarak, chairman of the Finance Department; Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed, chairman of the Health Authority; Dr Ali Al Nuaimi, chairman of the Education and Knowledge Authority; Awaidha Al Marar, chairman of the Energy Authority; Saif Al Hajeri, Chairman of the Department of Economic Development.

The Executive Council assists the Ruler of Abu Dhabi and sets the capital's general policy, development plans and supervises their execution. The council also authorises projects, laws and decrees before submitting them to Sheikh Khalifa.