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UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed issues new decree on “10 principles” for national development


President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
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Abu Dhabi: President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan issued Decree No.15 for 2021 on the adoption of the 10 principles of the United Arab Emirates for the next 50 years.

The decree stipulates that all ministries, federal and local government authorities and institutions in the country must adhere to these principles and use them as guidelines in all their directives and decisions, as well as work towards the implementation of the principles through their plans and strategies.

The 10 principles will be the fundamental guidelines of all institutions in the United Arab Emirates to strengthen the union, build a sustainable economy, harness all possible resources to build a more prosperous society, foster positive regional and global relations to achieve the goals. national governments and support peace and stability around the world.

What are the 10 principles?

The first principle: The key national objective must remain the strengthening of the trade union, its institutions, its legislature, its capacities and its finances. The development of urban and rural economies across the country is the fastest and most efficient way to consolidate the UAE union.

The second principle: we will strive in the coming period to build the best and most dynamic economy in the world. The economic development of the country is the supreme national interest, and all state institutions, in all fields and at the various federal and local levels, have a responsibility to create the best global economic environment and to maintain the gains made in the country. over the past 50 years.

The third principle: UAE foreign policy is a tool that aims to serve our higher national goals, the most important of which are the economic interests of the country. The aim of our political approach is to serve the economy. And the objective of the economy is to provide a better life for the citizens of the Union.

The fourth principle: The main driver of future growth is human capital. Developing the education system, recruiting talent, retaining specialists and continuously building skills will be essential to ensure that the UAE remains the most competitive national economy.

The fifth principle: good neighborliness is the basis of stability. The country’s geographical, social and cultural position in its region is the first line of defense for its security, safety and future development. Developing stable and positive political, economic and social relations with its neighbors is one of the most important priorities of the country’s foreign policy.

The sixth principle: Consolidating the reputation of the Emirates on a global scale is a national mission for all institutions. The United Arab Emirates is a destination for business, tourism, industry, investment and cultural excellence. Our national institutions must unite their efforts, mutually benefiting from their shared capacities, and work towards the creation of global enterprises under the aegis of the United Arab Emirates.

The seventh principle: The digital, technical and scientific excellence of the UAE will define its development and economic frontiers. The consolidation of its position as a global hub for talent, companies and investments in these sectors will make it a future world leader.

The eighth principle: The United Arab Emirates’ system of fundamental values ​​must remain based on openness and tolerance, the preservation of rights, the rule of justice and the law. We believe in the preservation of human dignity, in respect for cultural diversity, in the strengthening of human fraternity, as well as in the lasting respect of our national identity. The country will remain united, through its foreign policy, to all initiatives, commitments and international organizations that promote peace, openness and humanity.

The ninth principle: The UAE’s foreign humanitarian aid is an essential part of their vision and moral duty to the less fortunate people. Our foreign humanitarian aid is unrelated to religion, race, color or culture. Political disagreement with a country should not justify failure to provide assistance to that country in the event of disasters, emergencies and crises.

The tenth principle: Calling for peace, harmony, negotiations and dialogue to resolve all disputes is the basis of UAE foreign policy. Striving with regional partners and global friends to establish regional and global peace and stability is a fundamental driver of our foreign policy.


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