• The new members of the Dubai Youth Council will take office until 2025
  • UAE's Minister of Culture and Youth said the Emirati youth are the driving force behind the country's march of progress
  • The members are expected to "harness their talent to launch initiatives and programs"

In keeping with UAE's strategy of empowering Emirati youth and using their expertise in the development of the country, the Executive Council of Dubai announced the creation of the new Youth Council on Tuesday.

The members of the sixth cycle of the Dubai Youth Council, which will take office from 2023 to 2025, were introduced by the Executive Council and the Ministry of Culture and Youth.

Following the announcement, Minister of Culture and Youth Salem bin Khalid Al Qasimi congratulated the new appointees and acknowledged the role of the youth in the country's development.

"Emirati youth are the driving force behind the country's march of progress. The UAE's younger generation has the capabilities necessary to achieve great things for the nation. They possess the knowledge and expertise to support the development of the UAE," he said, Emirates 24X7 reported.

"Through the Youth Councils, we aim to create a dynamic platform to enhance the capabilities of young people and enable them to contribute to achieving the UAE's aspirations and strategic objectives. The formation of the sixth Dubai Youth Council brings together a group of remarkable youth who represent the future of the nation," he added.

The minister also acknowledged the vital role of the youth in achieving the UAE's goals and aspirations.

"We are positive that the members of the new Council will harness their talent to launch initiatives and programs that will help shape a bright new future," he said.

The members of the Dubai Youth Council, which include Abdulla Majid Al Hathboor Al Rumaithi, Afra Sultan Al Suwaidi, Rashid Mohammed Al Zarooni, Hasan Khalid Sabt, Hind Ibrahim Mohammed Al Hammadi, Salem Saqr Majid Saqr Al Marri, and Hind Saeed Mohammed Matar Al Ketbi, are young individuals from Dubai, who the country believes are capable of establishing a dialogue with authorities "in accordance with the principles of moderation and tolerance," according to the UAE's Youth Councils website.

They are also expected to have "future foresight tools in order to be able to stand up to wrong behavioral practices."

The formation of such councils is in line with the government's belief that the youth are key to the country's success. The vision behind the formation of the council is to empower the Emirati youth to lead the world by listening to their voice, responding to their needs, and investing their energy and potential in national sustainable development.

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