Al-Sisi meets UAE delegation, agrees on enhancing bilateral relations, exchanging innovative administrative experience

Mohamed Samir
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President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi met a ministerial delegation from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Wednesday. The two sides agreed on enhancing bilateral relations, focusing on exchanging innovative experiences, to develop governmental institutions.

The UAE delegation included Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, minister of cabinet affairs and the future, Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi, minister of state for happiness, Nasser bin Thani Juma Al Hamli, minister of human resources.

The delegation conveyed to President Al-Sisi the appraisal of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan the president of the UAE, his Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi of Egypt’s efforts to promote stability and peace in the Arab world, stressing UAE’s keenness to continue developing and strengthening the joint cooperation between the two countries across all fields.

Moreover, Al-Sisi stressed the importance of raising awareness and building the capacity of Arab citizens, to address the growing challenges facing the Arab region.

Adding that it is of extreme importance to promote creativity, and talents to enhance innovation, as the most important means of comprehensive and sustainable development.

Furthermore, Al-Sisi emphasised the state’s keenness to continue the comprehensive economic and social reform programme, to best serve the Egyptian citizens and enhance their quality of life.

Ahead of the meeting with the president, the UAE delegation attended the Government Excellence Conference, which kicked off on Tuesday, supported by the government of the UAE, aiming to modernize government’s work, activate a strategic partnership, and facilitate the exchange of experience between the two countries.

On the other hand, Ashraf Abdel Hafiz, assistant secretary for databases of government at the Ministry of Planning, said that at least 80% of government services will be smart services by the fiscal year 2018/19, which will improve Egypt’s ranking in the competitiveness index.

Abdel Hafiz statement came on the side-lines of the second day of the conference, where he pointed out that the number of government services provided through mobile applications it will reach 30 services in the next week, up from 13 services currently.

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Mohamed Samir Khedr is an economic and political journalist, analyst, and editor specializing in geopolitical conflicts in the Middle East, Africa, and the Eastern Mediterranean. For the past decade, he has covered Egypt's and the MENA region's financial, business, and geopolitical updates. Currently, he is the Executive Editor of the Daily News Egypt, where he leads a team of journalists in producing high-quality, in-depth reporting and analysis on the region's most pressing issues. His work has been featured in leading international publications. Samir is a highly respected expert on the Middle East and Africa, and his insights are regularly sought by policymakers, academics, and business leaders. He is a passionate advocate for independent journalism and a strong believer in the power of storytelling to inform and inspire. Twitter: LinkedIn:
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