Tue 28-02-2017 21:19 PM

FNC discusses Ministry of Justice's policy on legislations and services offered to customers

ABU DHABI, 28th February, 2017 (WAM) --The Federal National Council (FNC), during its eighth meeting of the second ordinary session of the 16th Legislative Chapter, adopted here on Tuesday a number of recommendations on the Ministry of Justice’s legislations and services offered to customers.

Presided over by Dr. Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, Speaker of the FNC, the council called for a training plan to attract and train local manpower in the Legal and Justice Department to ensure quality service in all local courts and prosecution departments.

The FNC also called for a review of the basic salaries for members of the judicial authority, incentives to make work attractive for citizens, and launch of an initiative to emiratise the translation profession at the Ministry of Justice.

It highlighted the importance of providing funds, as part of the Ministry of Justice’s budget, to execute urgent customer service initiatives, and to include happiness indicators in its 2017-2021 strategic plans to ensure a happy environment for customers and employees, as well as mechanisms to measure satisfaction of all its customers for the services provided to them by the ministry.

The FNC session was attended by Saqr bin Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation; Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy; Sultan bin Saeed Al Badi, Minister of Justice, and Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of State for FNC Affairs.

"The UAE has lost a good and loyal Emirati son, the nation and humanity’s martyr, Juma Mohamed Abdullah Al Kaabi, the country’s Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, who died while receiving treatment for the wounds he received during the terrorist explosion in Kandahar," the FNC Speaker said.

She noted that the UAE diplomatic humanitarian delegation experienced an attack during its humanitarian mission to Kandahar last month. "The martyr represented a fine example of sacrifice and giving in the service of humanitarianism that is found in all Emirati people. Al Kaabi was raised in a society that believes in giving a helping hand to those who need all over the world," Dr. Al Qubaisi added.

The FNC conveyed its sincere condolences to the family and relatives of the martyr, and asked Allah Almighty to rest the martyr's in peace and bestow solace on his family.

Dr. Al Qubaisi added that the late ambassador Al Kaabi has joined a group of other martyrs that include Sergeant Nader Mubarak Eisa, Lance-Corporal Suleiman Mohamed Al Dhohouri and Sergeant Khalid Ali Ghareeb Al Baloushi, the brave servicemen from the UAE Armed Forces who had been taking part in Arab Coalition's Operation Restoring Hope, led by Saudi Arabia, to defend the justice and legitimacy in Yemen.

The FNC praised the announcement of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, regarding the "Mars Project 2117", which aims to send humans to the red planet on a space station, paving the way for discoveries of other planets.

"The UAE Inter-Parliamentary Group participated in the activities of the second convention of the Arab Parliament, and Arab Parliament Speakers Conference, which took place recently at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the Arab League in Cairo. We stressed through our participation the UAE’s stance on different issues that were discussed, starting with the Palestinian issue, Arab solidarity and the importance of taking initiatives to solve the crises in Arab countries and rejecting interference on internal affairs, as well as protecting Arab national security, sustainable development, Arab economic co-operation, and youth and female empowerment," Dr. Al Qubaisi said.

The parliament speakers had condemned Iran’s continuing occupation of three UAE islands and backed the UAE’s full sovereignty, and rejecting Iranian interference in the internal Arab affairs - seen as a violation of the international law. They called on Iran to cease its policies that provoke sectarian conflict.