30 January 2016
Dubai, UAE - The Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation
") has signed a Memorandum of Understanding ("MoU
") with the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai ( "SLC
").The MoU highlights the keenness of both entities on strengthening and developing their relations as strategic partners, and is aimed at boosting mutual cooperation in all areas, improve legal and institutional performance, and foster integration between the SLC and the AMAF.
The MoU was signed by His Excellency Tayeb Al Rais, Secretary General of the AMAF, and His Excellency Ahmad Saeed bin Meshar Al Muhairi, Secretary General of the SLC, in the presence of officials and advisors from both parties.
The Supreme Legislation Committee is the sole entity authorized to handle legislative issues in Dubai, in accordance with Decree No. (23) of 2014. As part of its mandate, the SLC enlists experts from various government organizations for the purpose of formulating and reviewing new legislations.
Under the MoU, the SLC will highlight local and federal legislations relevant to AMAF's activities and offer recommendations on their best application. The MoU will enhance the legal and technical expertise of both parties, and promote cooperation in training, legal research, and studies. The SLC will also extend a range of legal services to the AMAF as part of the MoU.
Commenting on the MoU, His Excellency Tayeb Al Rais said: "We are honored to sign this MoU with the SLC. Our partnership is an important step towards improving mutual strategic relations with various government entities in the UAE. Such collaboration will also help us achieve positive outcomes in enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of the legal system in Dubai."
For his part, His Excellency Ahmad Saeed bin Meshar Al Muhairi said: "The SLC firmly believes that developing Dubai's legislative structure can only be strengthened with the collective efforts of all government entities in the emirate. Towards this priority, we are committed to building strong relations with our strategic partners from the government sector.
"I commend the AMAF's important role in championing minors' and orphans' interests, caring for their welfare, and providing them with safe and secure family environment to help them become active members of society. We look forward to working with the AMAF in our bid to strengthen Dubai's legislative environment. We are confident our efforts will help translate our leadership's vision of achieving excellence and growth in overall governance."
About AMAF (www.amaf.gov.ae)
Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) was established by the issue of Law No. 6 in 2004 by His Highness the late Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum. With the expansion of the institution in its work and functions, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai issued Law No. 9 in 2007 strengthening the work of the institution.
AMAF ensures the welfare and care of nearly 2,400 minor children through the development of 'waqf' (the trust funds) that provides for their support and the care of their affairs, according to Shari'a principles through a well-structured long term plan, conscious vision and insight.
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