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London- The Fourth Industrial Revolution Council has announced its intention to come up with a comprehensive strategy on the use of the technological tools of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, whose details will be revealed during the annual meetings of the UAE government on September 26 and 27.

While heading the first meeting of the council, Mohammad al-Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and The Future and Chairman of the council, stressed that the UAE has intensified its efforts to keep pace with the revolution’s rapid developments and to become the first clear international model to experiment and implement the technology of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Gerawi added that the UAE is the first country in the world to establish a council with the aim of benefiting from the opportunities provided by the revolution, while preparing to face its challenges, which reflects the directives of the wise leadership to foresee and create the future, and to build an industrial renaissance through advanced technologies with the minds, arms and creativity of the nation, and establish its stature as a country with a futuristic vision.

He stressed that the UAE cabinet will be the first in the world to plan and adopt a framework that will prepare subsequent governments for future challenges under its national agenda.

The meeting showcased tasks of the council members and the challenges and opportunities of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in addition to developing coordination mechanisms and cooperation with federal and domestic parties.

The council, which was established to implement a five-point executive workplan, is headed by al-Gergawi. Its members include Minister of Economy Sultan al-Mansouri, Minister of Education Hussain al-Hammadi and Minister of Happiness Ohood al-Roumi.