Abu Dhabi: The UAE Anti-Narcotic Council held its first meeting in 2024 under the direction of Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Minister of the Interior and Deputy Prime Minister.
The council approved the activation of the national strategic plan (2024–2026), which covers 51 performance indicators to assess results, in the presence of Sheikh Saif, government representatives, and interested parties.
These initiatives, spearheaded by national committees under the council, seek to intensify national efforts across all ministries and federal, state, and local entities.
The council also adopted the National Integration Charter in the War on Drugs, which is consistent with the integrative institutional doctrine of the UAE government. The anti-drug incentive system was also discussed in detail, with a focus on how it encourages innovation and competition for safer societies.
Major digmitaries were present at the meeting including, Major General Hamdan Ahmed Al-Zeyoudi, Commander of the National Guard; Mohammed Salim Al-Olama, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health and Prevention; Aisha Mohamed Ahmed Belharfia, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation Affairs; Sheikha Khuloud Saqr Al-Qasimi, Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Control Sector at the Ministry of Education; Nasser Ismail Murad, Assistant Undersecretary of Social Welfare at the Ministry of Community Development; Brigadier Said Abdullah Al-Suwaidi, Director General of the Federal Narcotics Control; Mohammed Saeed Al Shehhi, Secretary-General of the UAE Media Council, Brigadier General Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al Owais, Deputy Director General of the Federal Drug Control at the Ministry of Interior; Engineer Sulaiman Salem Al Kaabi, Executive Director at the Emirates Foundation for School Education.