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UAE announces ministers for happiness, tolerance and youth

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Dubai: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, UAE Prime Minister and Rule of Dubai has announced the new lineup- appointment of State Ministers for Happiness, Tolerance and Youth, hinting that the government is determined to give to its citizens more than the just the basic services

“Happiness in our nation is not a wish .. but there will be plans, projects and programs and indicators .. and it will be part of the work of all our ministries .. and a part of our way of life,” Sheikh Mohammed tweeted.

The job went to Ohood Al Roumi, who will continue her existing role as director-general of the prime minister’s office. She was one of seven women named to posts in the new 29-member Cabinet. reported Reuters.

“The new cabinet focuses on the future, youth, happiness, developing education and combating climate change,” tweeted the 66-year-old prime minister, who is also the Emirati vice president and ruler of Dubai.

Sheikha Lubna al-Qassimi, the former development and international cooperation minister, was made state minister for tolerance.

Twenty-two year old, Western-educated Shama al-Mazroui was made state minister for youth affairs.

“The new lineup is a new stage whose headline is the future … the youth … happiness … developing education … and dealing with climate change to protect our environment,” Sheikh Mohammed said.

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