UAE Cabinet Reviews 2023 Milestones of National R&D and Food Security Councils

UAE Cabinet Reviews 2023 Milestones of National R&D and Food Security Councils

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, chaired the UAE Cabinet's final meeting before the summer break at Qasr Al Watan, Abu Dhabi.

The session, attended by key officials including His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan and H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, focused on reviewing significant national accomplishments and setting future priorities.

Education and Research Advancements

His Highness extended congratulations to students and educators on completing the academic year and discussed preparations for the upcoming academic term. The Cabinet approved national priorities for research and development, emphasizing initiatives in water desalination and intellectual property strategies. These efforts are part of broader plans to enhance the UAE's global standing in innovation and sustainable development.

Food Security and Agricultural Innovation

The Cabinet reviewed the Emirates Council for Food Security's achievements in 2023, highlighting an 85% increase in strategic food reserves and a 34% rise in grain storage capacity. Initiatives included partnerships for sustainable agriculture and the launch of food innovation hubs, underscoring the UAE's commitment to ensuring food security through technological advancement and international cooperation.

Infrastructure and Economic Development

In infrastructure, the Cabinet approved technical regulations for Emergency Call (Ecall) systems in vehicles, aiming to reduce emergency response times significantly. This move aligns with efforts to enhance public safety and position the UAE among global leaders in emergency response efficiency.

International Engagements and Economic Partnerships

The UAE Cabinet endorsed hosting prestigious international events, including the International Chemistry Olympiads and the Arab Competition Forum 2026, affirming the country's role as a hub for global dialogues and academic excellence. Additionally, agreements were ratified to strengthen economic partnerships, reflecting the UAE's proactive approach to international cooperation and economic diversification.

As the UAE enters the summer break, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum encouraged constructive activities for youth and families, fostering skill development and community engagement. The Cabinet's decisions underscore a commitment to innovation, sustainability, and international collaboration, positioning the UAE as a dynamic leader on the global stage.

The meeting concluded with discussions on government performance and strategic initiatives, reinforcing the UAE's dedication to excellence across various sectors as it continues its journey of growth and development.

News Source: Emirates News Agency

Shahba Mayyeri

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