Cairo: Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have launched a strategic partnership to improve the Egyptian government services and achieve the development-orientated Egypt Vision 2030, officials from both sides have said.
The partnership will cover government performance, excellence and capabilities, as well as smart services and government accelerators, according to WAM.
The partnership is based on a memorandum of understanding that Egypt and the UAE sealed in February on the sidelines of the Dubai Governments Summits.
The Egyptian Government has a clear vision and plan ... Through this strategic partnership between the UAE and Egypt, we will establish the new foundations of Arab administrative work.”
- Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi | UAE’s Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future
Moves to implement the pact were at the centre of talks in Cairo on Tuesday between Egyptian Prime Minister Sharif Esmail and a visiting UAE delegation led by Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future; and Ohoud bint Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Happiness and Wellbeing.
Esmail cited Egyptian efforts to achieve a “leap” in governmental performance and streamlining bureaucracy by revamping state institutions and developing human resources, Egypt’s official Middle East News Agency reported.
The talks explored UAE support for administrative reforms in Egypt. “The Egyptian Government has a clear vision and plan to develop its government work. Through this strategic partnership between the UAE and Egypt, we will establish the new foundations of Arab administrative work,” Al Gergawi said at a press conference in Cairo.
He highlighted the directives of the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to establish an integrated strategic partnership between the UAE and Egypt that will cover administrative and government development.
"The advancement of Egypt is advancement for all Arabs, and the UAE's experience is part of Arab development," Al Gregawi said.
Egyptian Planning Minister Hala Al Saeed said the UAE is supporting Egypt’s efforts for administrative reform.
“This includes establishing automated government service centres and applying new mechanisms to improve governmental communication,” she said.
“This also includes organizing training courses in cooperation with the Emirati side in order to qualify top-level government personnel.”
Relations between the two Arab countries have flourished since President Abdul Fattah Al Sissi took office in 2014.
In 2016, Al Sissi launched Egypt’s 2030 Vision for achieving sustainable development and enhancing life quality in the Arab world’s most populous country of nearly 95 million people. The vision envisages a competitive, diversified and knowledge-based economy.
With inputs from WAM