UAE explores strategic partnerships with Azerbaijan

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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The United Arab Emirates and the Republic of Azerbaijan have explored strategic partnerships to foster the exchange of government experiences.

They discussed strengthening relations at the Ministerial Exchange Forum. The two-day event took place in Baku and was attended by ministers and senior officials from both governments, with leaders participating in a series of ministerial dialogues as part of a program of more than 20 sessions and meetings.

The forum aimed to promote bilateral cooperation and communication between government leaders as well as encourage the exchange of experiences and success stories from each government.

In her opening remarks, Ohood Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Government Development and the Future, highlighted that the relations between the UAE and Azerbaijan are strong and solid, pointing to a recent visit by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, to Azerbaijan in January 2024, where several agreements were signed and activated.

“In line with the UAE leadership’s vision, the government has made shaping the future a strategic priority. Today’s rapid global changes have made it clear that emerging trends have a critical role in shaping our future. The world is entering a new era defined by new trends, such as digitalization, technological advancement, smart public services & government accelerators, and sustainability,” she added.

For his part, Ulvi Mehdiyev, Chairman of the State Agency for Public Service and Social Innovations under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, pointed out that the relations between Azerbaijan and the UAE are on an upward trajectory.

“Economic cooperation between Azerbaijan and the UAE has reached new horizons, especially in the field of green energy. Our partnership represents a forward-looking, proactive approach to development in various areas of common interest,” Mehdiyev added.

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