FNC discuss foreign labour and occupation of islands


The FNC was putting forward its answers pertaining to the issues raised by the President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

The message was read out on his behalf by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai at the opening of the fourth ordinary session of the 14th legislative chapter.

The session was attended by the crown princes and deputy rulers of the emirates. “The agenda of the Council at its current session is full of many issues that concern the country. Besides education, health, media, food security and energy, the foremost important topics the Council will table for discussion include Emiratisation of jobs, and creating job opportunities for UAE citizens,” the Council said.

“The Council will enact the appropriate legislations, and take necessary measures as well as restrictions to control the defect in the demographic structure, which emerged as a result of the increasing number of foreign workforce, which adversely affects the UAE national identity,” the council stated.

The Council praised the allocation of Dh16 billion by the government for improving the infrastructural projects in the Northern Emirates, the statement added.

The house also called on the government to improve further the health, social services and social welfare systems in the country.

It also called for reviewing the salaries and pensions on the basis of inflation. The Council also called for taking further measures to preserve the environment.

The FNC reaffirmed support of the UAE foreign policy, which is based on respect of the international law.

The Council has always endeavoured to have a crystal clear and influential presence to gain support for the stand of the government on different issues, on top of which is our national issue of ending the Iranian occupation of the three UAE islands of Greater and Lesser Tunbs and Abu Musa, and solving it as per the rules of the international legitimacy, the statement added.


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