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Hind Al Soulia - Riyadh - Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said the UAE's "national priorities" must be assessed as a three-day meeting to help shape a post Covid-19 action plan got under way on Sunday.
The Vice President and Ruler of Dubai is leading the remote meeting of the UAE government, gathering together ministers, secretary-generals of executive councils and officials from more than 100 federal government and local authorities and international experts.
Sheikh Mohammed has called for a nationwide strategy to be developed to boost economic activity in the country and emergency plans be drawn up to increase the productivity and competitiveness of the medical sector once the Emirate emerges from the pandemic.
He stressed the importance of enlisting the support of local, regional and international experts to help deliver solutions to help the UAE make a rebust recovery from the knock-on effects of the coronavirus outbreak.
"New teams are required to work faster, more thoroughly and more responsively to the fast-changing daily developments," Sheikh Mohammed said.
"Our national priorities need to reviewed to cope with the post-COVID-19 world. Our financial and human resources need to be redirected to strengthen our medical, food and economic security through new programmes and project."
Mohammed Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future, said the UAE government is geared up to address the challenges brought about by Covid-19.
The meeting - which will continue until Tuesday - aims to draft a framework for a comprehensive strategy comprising working plans and policies for the post Covid-19 period.
The meeting - entitled 'Preparations for the post-coronavirus, period' is focused on six key sectors; health, the economy, food security, education, the community and the government.
Updated: May 10, 2020 06:18 PM
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