UAE explores ties in R&D, innovation and sustainability with Serbia

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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UAE_Serbia Relations
UAE and Serbia officials during the visit.

UAE Minister of State for Public Education and Advanced Technology, Her Excellency Sarah bint Yousef Al Amiri has discussed ways to enhance cooperation between the Emirates and the Republic of Serbia.

During the official visit to Serbia, HE Al Amiri explored cooperation in areas such as research and development (R&D), advanced technology, sustainability, food technology, developing tools to finance research, innovation, the energy transition, and developing legislation to help accelerate the growth of technology globally.

The visit is in line with the objectives of the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between the UAE and Serbia, which aims to facilitate cooperation and investment to support mutual economic development and national competitiveness.

Sarah bint Yousif Al Amiri
Sarah bint Yousif Al Amiri
UAE Minister of State for Advanced Technology

“In line with our leadership’s vision, Emirati-Serbian relations are continually developing and we are cooperating in vital sectors, such as science and technology, research and development, food security, agricultural technology, renewable and sustainable energy, as well as financing for each of these areas, which are critical to the UAE’s national vision for the future. We also discussed several Emirati initiatives including the Technology Transformation program and the Industrial Technological Transformation Index. In addition, we addressed topics such as pathways for the energy transition and keeping pace with legislation in light of the acceleration of technological development. We also discussed ways to finance R&D, the importance of advanced technology in the development of various industries, and the advancement of food technology.”

According to the reports, discussions also covered ways of ensuring these legislations are up-to-date with rapid technological development as well as the importance of adopting advanced technology in the industry to boost competitiveness.

Furthermore, HE Al Amiri discussed opportunities to strengthen the education system and vocational schools to provide students with practical skills to enhance their competitiveness and equip them for jobs in the industry.

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