UAE unites with Indonesia to enhance cooperation in several sectors

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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United Arab Emirates (UAE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and technical agreement with the Republic of Indonesia to promote cooperation in the areas of the creative economy, tourism, environmental conservation, and logistics, at the event of UAE-Indonesia Business Forum “Amazing Week 2021”.

The UAE delegation included Suhail Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Youth, Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Chief Executive Officer of DP World, Mubarak Al Nakhi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Culture and Youth, and representatives from several high-level organizations in the UAE.

Noura Al Kaabi and Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia, have inked the MoU on cooperation in the area of the creative economy. This MoU intends to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the creative economy and enhance mutual support in the fields of architecture, fashion, design, and fine arts. This comes in addition to exchanging experiences on developing methods of financing the creative economy.

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Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi
Minister of Youth & Culture

“The UAE and Indonesia are exemplars of religious and cultural diversity, tolerance, and moderation. These are the values that bind us together and enable us to cooperate for our common interests, especially in the sphere of the creative economy, which is a pillar of sustainable economic growth. As the world is going through a challenging time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to turn challenges into opportunities for innovation. The MoU signed between our two countries will provide us a new opportunity to strengthen our bilateral ties and mutual cooperation in various spheres, including in the cultural and creative sectors.”

Hussein Baqis, Indonesian Ambassador to the UAE, said, “I believe the MoU on cooperation in the field of creative economy will open many opportunities between both countries to share ideas as well as experiences for the advancement of creative economy industries in both countries. I am optimistic that Indonesia and the UAE can play a bigger role in economic recovery through creative economy industries.”

Mubarak Al Nakhi and Wisnu Bawa Tarunajaya, Deputy Minister for Resources and Institutionality, have signed the technical agreement on hosting the World Creative Economy Conference 2021 in Dubai as part of Expo 2020 Dubai, scheduled in October 2021. The conference will include a meeting of officials, academics, business owners, and representatives of governments, international entities, and the media to shape future innovative economic policies.

Industrial and commercial partnership agreements, a logistics passport agreement with UAE companies, and a joint venture development agreement with DP World were among the other agreements signed between the two countries.

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