Happiness of UAE Citizens, Ultimate Goal of Development Efforts

  • 27 February 2016

The homeland and the Citizens have always been a top priority in all policies, plans and directions taken by the wise UAE leadership. Efforts undertaken in the country since the era of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, (may God bless his soul) have been geared towards achieving the citizen’s happiness and wellbeing.

The driving force for all development plans in the country has been to ensure sustainable welfare of the UAE citizens. This approach has permeated the major government policies under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, may God protect him; His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, may God protect him and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme commander of the UAE armed forces, may God protect him.

The UAE citizen and the homeland are the end goal. This is what His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, may God protect him, said when the new members of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council took oath before him. He said that the homeland and the citizen are main priority in all plans and strategies.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan also stressed that acting upon the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, may God protect him, the UAE has entered a new phase of development based on creative and innovative visions to become an active player in the world. Facts have proved that the UAE, guided with the wisdom of its leadership, has used its potential and expertise to reach that objective. Its achievements in the field of development and welfare of its citizens earned it advanced ranks in most human development indicators.

The UAE has even surpassed many developed countries in the field of citizen welfare. It was therefore no coincidence that the UAE topped the ranking for the countries of the Middle East and North Africa in the happiness indicator that measures the level of happiness of nations. The wise UAE leadership seeks also to achieve more, as it puts it aspires to take first positions in the same indicator at the international level. In this context, comes the appointment of a Minister of State for Happiness to show the keenness of the UAE leadership to strengthen the promote the welfare of its citizens.

Hence, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has urged the members of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council to concentrate their work and efforts to serve the community and achieve the welfare of citizens and their happiness. This is a clear affirmation and straightforward directive to them put the citizen above all else.

The unprecedented reshuffle that has been made recently in the federal government is aimed at achieving the UAE Vision 2021 that is to be in the ranks of developed countries, not only in terms of development and technology, but also in terms of sustainable prosperity of the homeland and its future generations as well.

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