Sheikh Mohammed reviews the new designs of Emirates ID card and passport on Sunday.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The UAE Cabinet on Sunday approved the new designs for Emirati passports and national identity cards.
The new design is more safe and has new smart digital features. The existing passports and ID cards will be replaced gradually.
The decision came during the Cabinet meeting chaired by Vice President, Prime Minster of the UAE and the Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The Cabinet meeting was held at Al Watan Palace in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.
The Cabinet also approved the establishment of a cyber security council to prepare policies and legislation to enhance country’s cyber-security.
The Cabinet also adopted a general policy for the environment in the UAE, which includes priorities in preserving the natural environment, air quality, sustainability of agricultural and animal production, and optimal management of waste and chemicals.
The Cabinet also approved the formation of a national media team that includes all experts in media fields. “The aim is to share their vision for the development of the Emirati media,” tweeted Sheikh Mohammed.
Dr Anwar Bin Mohammed Gargash appointed as diplomatic advisor to the UAE President and Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh as cultural advisor to the UAE President.
Sheikh Mohammed appointed Hamad Mubarak Al Shamsi, the former secretary general of the Supreme Petroleum Council in 2014, as a state minister, and Khalifa Saeed Sulaiman as chairman of protocols for the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, which has a ministerial ranking.
The Cabinet, under the chairmanship of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has approved a Resolution that obliges residential homeowners to install fire detector devices and subscribe to the Civil Defence e-system.
“We also decided today to establish a "Union Company for Digital Payments," a national institution whose goal is to provide digital payment services to all our sectors in the state in a safe, fast, and secure manner.
President Erdogan prayed to the Almighty Allah that these appointments would contribute to the country’s development and progress, wishing the UAE and its people continued progress and prosperity.
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