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A Decree issued by the President of UAE to set up the Citizens and Community Affairs Office

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Published on July 14, 2023, 17:41:00

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UAE, Dubai, citizens, community affairs, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Federal Law Decree, Emiratis,

UAE's President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued a Federal Law Decree (Decree No. 2 for 2022) on the establishment and regulation of the Citizens and Community Affairs Office of the Presidential Court.

The decree stipulates that the office will be established at the Presidential Court and report to the minister concerned. It will also have its own legal personality and administrative and financial independence. The decree further provides that the office will have its headquarters in Abu Dhabi with branches both within and outside UAE. 

The office shall primarily coordinate with federal and local authorities in implementing the President’s directives related to citizens and the community. It shall study, develop, manage, follow up and implement policies related to citizens and community affairs, whether directly or in coordination with relevant authorities. It shall also follow up on social and service issues related to its functions, in coordination with federal and local authorities, upon the directives of the President or the minister.

Projects, initiatives and policies aimed at improving the living standards of Emiratis shall also be launched and they shall endeavour to promote good behaviour among the Emirati community.

The President has also issued a Federal Decree appointing Saif Ali Saif Al Qubaisi as director of the office with the rank of under-secretary.

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