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| 19 September, 2017

UAE leaders inspect future-shaping Emirati initiatives

File Image: United Arab Emirates' Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum attends the first day of the Government Summit at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai.

File Image: United Arab Emirates' Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum attends the first day of the Government Summit at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai.

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UAE leadership is in step with the times

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, visited the centres located at Emirates Tower in Dubai.

The two leaders stressed on the importance of integrating government services and developing it as a top national priority, and an important step to make the UAE the best place for living and investing.

"Today Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed and I visited two future-shaping Emirati initiatives," Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid tweeted after the visit. "These two innovative centres are shaping the future. We will work together to push the boundaries and define the achievements of our time."

He said the UAE is headed towards the future as one team.

"We want our services to be the best in the world, and we will use every new tool that can advance our drive for achievements," he tweeted. "The UAE will do whatever it takes to achieve the ambitions of its people."

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Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed said the UAE vision focuses on the quality and efficiency of its human capital, "as it is key to achieve the objectives and future ambitions of the UAE government".

The Government Accelerators is a new government mechanism that aims to accelerate the achievement of the national agenda's goals, and the strategic projects of the government. It also aims to efficiently treat all urgent government issues. The Government Accelerators targets 80 government projects and programmes.

The Future Centre of Federal Government Services (or Services 1) offers unprecedented personal services to customers, as it encompasses 14 government entities in a one-stop shop.

The two leaders were accompanied by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince; Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai; Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs; Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Future; Ohoud Al Roumi, Minister of State for Happiness; and other senior officials.

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AI on the future

The UAE leadership is in step with the times. In fact, they are a step ahead when it comes to technology. They realise it is the new normal in governance where systems will be integrated and AI will make it easier for us to deal with the government and other departments. This is an investment for the future which UAE foresees better than other countries in the region.

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