ABU DHABI, 19th March, 2017 (WAM) — Dr. Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, Speaker of the Federal National Council, FNC, said that the concept of happiness is clearly materialising in the vision of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in which the happiness of citizens is a main priority and a sustainable goal.
She added that the directives of Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces; and Their Highnesses Rulers of the Emirates, stated that all policies, programmes and government services should contribute in creating a positive community and should make people, families and employees happy.
In her speech, on the occasion of International Happiness Day on 20th March every year, she said that the UAE leadership is working hard to promote happiness on all fronts, while stressing that the people of the UAE are among the happiest populations in the world.
She said that the UAE leadership, government and the FNC have common goals to make the UAE people happy. She also said noted the UAE’s leading global position in the promotion of positive values, optimism and happiness between citizens, residents and guests from all over the world.
She added that during International Happiness Day, the UAE will support its position as an international destination for happiness and positivity.
Dr. Al Qubaisi praised the recent adoption by the Cabinet of a package of initiatives to promote institutional positivity and happiness in the federal government, as well as in declaring the national charter of positivity and happiness, which stresses the UAE’s desire to create a suitable environment to make people happy and to reinforce positivity as a main value in society.
She noted that the UAE topped the Arab countries in the Global Happiness Index for 2014 and 2015, stressing that happiness is not about wealth, while highlighting that the UAE people are satisfied about government performance and the promotion of values of understanding, development and prosperity in the community.
At the end of her speech, Dr. Al Qubaisi stated that the UAE accomplished a great achievement in making people happy, even before establishing the Ministry of Happiness, when it launched the 2030 Economic Vision and Development Strategy.
Source: Emirates News Agency