Emirates ID is strategic for development process, says Hazza bin Zayed

WAM ABU DHABI, 11th September, 2013 (WAM)–H. H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor, Board Chairman of Emirates Identity Authority (Emirates ID), has said the identity project represents a focal strategic point to the development in the UAE, as it contributes effectively to ensuring the security and providing the best services to Emiratis and expatriates alike.

He was addressing the Emirates ID Board meeting in the presence of H. H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior and Deputy Board Chairman of Emirates ID.

After the briefing on the electronic link project, Sheikh Hazza said the project is pivotal for supporting the strategic planning process through provision of the accurate demographic data that help the decision makers in the country. It also helps curb the online theft of identities as well as provides a secure internet transactions.

Sheikh Hazza said the development process and stability in the UAE led by the wise leadership, required having appropriate plans for collecting the demographic data to help in the comprehensive and sustainable development.

In related development, Emirates ID Board endorsed the issuance of Emirates IDs to Emiratis, with duration of 10 years, with effect from December 2013.

The meeting was attended by Saqr Ghobash, Minister of Labour, Emirates ID Board Member, Ahmed Mohammed Al Himiri, Secretary General of Emirates ID and other senior officials.

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