DUBAI / WAM
Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, sent a personal message to the Emirati youth on the occasion of International Youth Day, which is celebrated on August 12 every year. “On the occasion of the International Youth Day, we want to tell you that you are the hope… you are the future… Year by year… our country will grow bigger by you… and you are more proud of it,” the message read.
Meanwhile, Shamma bint Sohail Faris Al Mazrui, Minister of State for Youth Affairs, launched a web portal containing reports and articles detailing the progress of the youth empowerment programmes and policies. The launch of portal coincided with International Youth Day celebrations. http://iyd.youth.gov.ae provides information about the UAE’s first ministerial council, which was formed in 1971 and included 13 young ministers.