Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum chaired on Monday in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah, the joint meeting of the Federal Cabinet and chairmen of local departments.
During a tour of Fujairah Port Sheikh Mohammed was briefed by Sheikh Hamad on petroleum projects and infrastructure in place at the facility. The Fujairah Ruler also spoke about upcoming expansion plans at the port, including a project to build a pipeline to export crude oil. Sheikh Mohammed praised the development plans, describing the port as one of the country’s most important maritime facilities and gave the title of “The Lung of the UAE” to Fujairah.
Sheikh Mohammed said the meeting was part of national efforts to reinforce joint co-ordination and integration between federal entities and their local counterparts. He urged both federal and local officials to work as one team for the best service of their homeland and national higher objectives.