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UAE appoints 22-year old lady as Minister of Youth

UAE appoints 22-year old lady as Minister of Youth

United Arab Emirates

Prime Minister of United Arab Emirate ( UAE ), Sheikh Mohammd Bin Rashid AL Maktoum on Wednesday appointed Shamma Al Mazrim as the Minister of Youth in the new cabinet.

Sheikh Mohammed said they will give the council prerogatives and expect true achievements from her and her council.

“Youth represents some half of our Arab societies, so it is only logical to give them a voice and role in governing the nation.The new cabinet focuses on the future, youth, happiness, developing education, and combating climate change.” he said

Youth represents some half of our Arab societies, so it is only logical to give them a voice and role in governing the nation.

He said youth have hopes and dreams, issues and challenges adding that they are reason why societies prosper or fail.

“We have appointed Lubna bint Khaled al Qasimi as minister of state for tolerance. We hope she will play both a local and regional role. “Thani Al-Zeyoudi as minister of climate change and environment. At 32, with a PhD in renewable energy. Ohood Al Roumi as minister of state for happiness. She remains responsible as DG of the Prime Minister’s Office”.

Shamma; 22 years old holds a Master’s degree from Oxford University and a Bachelor’s degree from New York University.

The country has become the first country ever to name a Minister of state for Happiness.

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