UAE announces ministerial changes including finance, environment

RIYADH, Sept 25 (Reuters) – United Arab Emirates Prime Minister and Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced ministerial changes on Saturday, including new finance and environment ministers.

Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum — Sheikh Mohammed’s son and the current deputy ruler of Dubai — has been appointed deputy prime minister and finance minister.

Mohammed bin Hadi Al Husseini replaces long-serving Obaid Humaid Al Tayer as the Emirates’ minister of state for finance, while Maryam Al Muhairi becomes the minister of climate change and environment.

Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei remains energy minister, but also takes on the role of infrastucture minister reflecting the merger of both ministries.

Sheikh Mohammed announced the reshuffle as part of a new government strategy aimed at expediting change through “transformational projects” in the Emirates.

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Source: Reuters