UAE, Malta exchange experiences in research, innovation and government modernization

UAE, Malta exchange experiences in research, innovation and government modernization

Within the Government Experience Exchange Program, the governments of the UAE and the Republic of Malta discussed the means to promote bilateral cooperation in the fields of knowledge exchange and sharing successful government experiences.

The two sides held a series of meetings to activate the bilateral cooperation tackling the fields of research and innovation, which was launched last February within the framework of the World Government Summit 2023.

During an official visit to the Republic of Malta, the UAE government delegation met Keith Azobardi Tanti, Minister of State for Youth, Research, and Innovation, Ian Burg, Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Affairs and Trade, ​​ Tony Sultana Principal Permanent Secretary in the prime minister office, and a number of prominent government officials. The visit witnessed the organization of field visits aiming to exchange the knowledge, expertise, and experiences of the two governments.

The UAE government delegation included Abdulla Nasser Lootah, Deputy Minister of Cabinet Affairs for Competitiveness and Experience Exchange, and Manal Bin Salem, Team Lead of the Government Experience Exchange Programme.

Ian Burg highlighted the significance of promoting relations between the governments of the two countries. He further expressed his satisfaction with the outcomes of the meeting held between the two sides, and the discussions he participated in to sustain the diplomatic and trade relations between the two friendly countries. He added that both countries have great potential, which they discussed during the meeting and explored ways to pursue their strategic partnership in sharing knowledge.

Keith Azzopardi Tanti stated that this visit is a solid basis for stronger collaboration between the two countries.

"The United Arab Emirates have come a long way and our leaders in many sectors. This is a great step in joining forces and seeking collaboration. Together we can help each other in our strong points to further expand our potential. What Malta and the UAE are doing by this mutual collaboration is a strong certificate of wise leadership."

He said that several countries around the world are following in the footsteps of the United Arab Emirates to grow their industry and economy.

"This is a testimony that the work we are doing, in particular with the internalization with other countries, is bearing its fruit. Our great results in aviation, maritime, gaming, and advanced digital sector have attracted many countries. We can share our best practices with the UAE by offering our expertise in these sectors. In recent years, the United Arab Emirates have made great advances in various sectors, including research and innovation, and they can offer us great training opportunities and help to further grow our industry,"

concluded the Parliamentary Secretary.

Abdulla Nasser Lootah stressed that bilateral cooperation with the Republic of Malta is a remarkable addition to the Government Experience Exchange Programme, launched by the UAE government in 2018, pursuant to the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, reflecting his vision and the government's directions to develop international knowledge-based partnerships and exchange government experiences and success stories.

“The meetings held with the ministers and officials from the government of Malta focused on promoting the efforts to activate bilateral cooperation in the fields of research and innovation in order to modernize government work. Workshops were organized to share experiences and complement the efforts of both countries to develop government work,”

he added, noting that the two sides discussed the means to increase the cooperation fields and share the experiences of the UAE and Malta in the field of innovation.

The bilateral cooperation between the two governments focuses on many pillars related to research and innovation in government work, including; digital technology, health and wellbeing, sustainability, smart manufacturing, space, and aviation.

News Source: Emirates News Agency

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