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UAE sends high-level delegation to Davos

UAE team includes 12 ministers as well as other figures in the public and private sectors

Gulf News

Dubai: A high-level UAE delegation, comprising ministers, officials and company CEOs, will participate in the World Economic Forum to be held at the Davos Resort, Switzerland from January 23 to 26, 2018.

The forum will be focusing on the theme, ‘Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World’, presenting an international platform, uniting leaders from the public and private sectors from throughout the world, with the participation of some 70 presidents and prime ministers, along with 340 politicians and officials.

The UAE delegation includes Mohammad Bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and The Future; Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy; Dr Anwar Bin Mohammad Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs; Obaid Bin Humaid Al Tayer, Minister of State for Financial Affairs, Reem Bint Ebrahim Al Hashemi, Minister of State for International Cooperation; Suhail Bin Mohammad Faraj Faris Al Mazroui, Minister of Energy and Industry; Dr Thani Bin Ahmad Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment; Hessa Bint Eisa Bu Humaid, Minister of Community Development; Jameela Salem Al Muhairi, Minister of State for Public Education; Mariam Al Muhairi, Minister of State for Food Security; Sarah Al Amiri, Minister of State for Advanced Sciences; and Omar Bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, as well as other figures in the UAE’s public and private sectors.

Al Gergawi and Professor Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, will sign a cooperation agreement between the UAE and the forum to establish a centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the UAE, aimed at providing technical support to government authorities in the field of transforming the industrial revolution principles into real applications.

Al Gergawi and Schwab will also sign a cooperation agreement concerning the Fourth Industrial Revolution protocol that would emphasise building a legal and organisational framework for the governance of information relating to the various sectors of the revolution.