UAE, Egypt launch strategic partnership

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UAE, Egypt launch strategic partnership

(Cairo) – The UAE and Egypt launched a strategic partnership, to improve the latter’s government performance and achieve the Egypt Vision 2030.

The strategic partnership will cover government performance, excellence and capabilities, as well as smart services and government accelerators.

The partnership was launched during the visit of a 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, which met with Sherif Ismail, Prime Minister of Egypt, to agree on the details of the strategic partnership to improve Egypt’s government performance over the next three years.

A press conference that was held in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, with the attendance of Al Gergawi, Al Roumi and Dr. Hala Al Saeed, Minister of Planning, Follow-up and Administrative Reform of Egypt, which saw the announcement of a series of related joint projects.

During the conference, Al Gergawi 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 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.

“The advancement of Egypt is an advancement for all Arabs, and the UAE’s experience is part of Arab development,” he added.

The conference witnessed the announcement of the strategic partnership between both countries, which aspire to cooperate and exchange expertise in four key areas. The first area is achieving government performance and excellence, through adopting the “International Government Excellence System.”

The second area is improving government capabilities, through several projects and programmes that include organising and offering training programmes through the “UAE Government Leaders Programme,” to prepare and train government leaders in Egyptian organisations.

The third area involves government services and includes establishing the first modular services centre in Egypt, as well as applying the “International Stars System” to rate government services and promoting smart transformation.

The fourth area covers government accelerators, specifically the establishment of the first Egyptian Government accelerators, in cooperation with the UAE Government.

As part of the partnership’s first phase, 1,000 employees will be trained on government excellence, and 50 workshops will be held to introduce the International Government Excellence System.