UAE & Uzbekistan expand strategic partnership for three years

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Officials from UAE and Uzbekistan governments during the signing ceremony.

The UAE and Uzbekistan have signed a memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in order to extend the strategic partnership agreement for government modernization to three years.

The announcement was made as the President of Uzbekistan Mr. Shavkat Mirziyoyev received Mr. Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, UAE Minister of Cabinet Affairs, and a UAE government delegation to review the achievements stemming from the strategic partnership for government modernization between the two sides.

The expanded strategic partnership signed by the UAE and Uzbekistan covers 27 sectors, involving initiatives in government modernization to benefit from the UAE’s experience and promote the relations between the two nations.

According to the statement, “The new areas covered under the expanded partnership include smart applications; government services; government accelerators; capacity-building; strategy; national plan; government performance; government quality; business incubators; competitiveness & statistics; tourism; economy; industry; doing business; smart & safe city; programming, “One Million Uzbek Coders’ initiative”; civil service; insurance; future foresight; airport & free zones management; education, tax management, media & public relations; financial sector; customs; and young leaders.”

The areas of cooperation in the strategic partnership agreement have been updated to include the financial sector, education sector, economy, government leadership, food security, agriculture as well as ports and customs.

As per the statement, “Extending the strategic partnership is reflective of the distinguished relations between the two governments and builds on the success achieved through the partnership launched in April 2019, with the aim of developing institutional capabilities and enhancing their efficiency by benefiting from the best experiences and advanced government models developed by the UAE government.”

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