National Election Committee holds second meeting to discuss studies related to electoral process

ABU DHABI: The National Election Committee discussed a number of studies related to the electoral process during its second meeting held recently in Abu Dhabi, and stressed the importance of organizing meetings early enough to enable the committee to make the necessary preparations for the upcoming elections.

Dr. Anwar Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Minister of State for Federal National Council Affairs and Chairman of the National Election Committee, stressed that the UAE election is a significant national experience that contributes towards enhancing political awareness among citizens and increasing their interest in the political process in the country.

Dr. Anwar Gargash stated that the empowerment programme of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan aims to activate the role of the Federal National Council as a key executive authority that tackles issues concerning the citizens and finds appropriate solutions.

“The UAE’s leadership is constantly working to expand political participation. The wise directives of the leadership are aimed at achieving growth and development to meet the UAE’s developmental goals based on the interests of the country and the citizens,” Dr. Gargash added.

The Committee endorsed the minutes of the first meeting, and reviewed the proposed budget and restructuring of the Committee, besides discussing studies related to the electoral process.

The meeting was attended by Hamad Abdul Rahman Al Madfa, Secretary-General for the Supreme Council of the Union in the Ministry of Presidential Affairs; Dr. Hadef Bin Jouan Al Dhaheri, Minister of Justice; Dr. Ali Mohammad Al Khouri, Director General of the Emirates Identity Authority, Lieutenant General Saif Abdullah Al Shafar, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior; Tariq Hilal Lootah, Undersecretary of the Ministry of State for Federal National Council Affairs.