UAE and Brazil Launch Partnership to Exchange Knowledge and Expertise
The governments of the UAE and the Federative Republic of Brazil have launched a partnership to exchange knowledge and expertise in the economic fields. This is a first-of-its-kind initiative within the Government Experience Exchange Programme, which focuses on partnerships and enhancing cooperation with governments in sharing knowledge and expertise in the fields of modernisation, development, and government.
The launch of the new partnership came as part of a visit by a Brazilian official delegation headed by Alexandre Cordeiro Macedo, President of the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE), to the UAE. During the visit, they were briefed on the innovative business models developed by the UAE government in various fields. An intensive workshop was organised at the headquarters of the Ministry of Economy in Dubai, in the presence of Abdullah bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy, to review key experiences and expertise developed by the governments of the two countries in various economic fields.
Minister Bin Touq affirmed the depth of bilateral relations between the UAE and Brazil, and their constructive cooperation, under the support and care of the leadership of the two countries. He pointed out that the UAE government is always keen to enhance its readiness and adopt advanced methods in government work, in line with its vision for the future to be the best place to live and work, and to strengthen its position as a leading centre for foresight government decisions.
The Minister of Economy said that the partnership will enable the concerned teams in the UAE and Brazil to learn more about the best government expertise and practices. It will also highlight the investment opportunities available to businessmen from both countries, in order to achieve a significant growth leap in economic and trade cooperation relations between them. It will also explore new paths for exchanging knowledge regarding government action and sustainable economic development.
New Model for Partnership
Abdulla Nasser Lootah, Deputy Minister of Cabinet Affairs for Competitiveness and Knowledge Exchange, confirmed that the partnership between the governments of the UAE and Brazil to exchange knowledge in the economic fields represents a new model for the programme’s partnerships. Since its launch in 2018, it has focused on building partnerships aimed at enhancing knowledge exchange and sharing experiences in the areas of government modernisation. This new partnership paves the way to expand the scope of the programme to include vital sectors related to the lives of societies and future generations.
Lootah said that the UAE government is keen to build partnerships in various fields with governments around the world. He pointed out that the Federative Republic of Brazil represents an important player in the global economy and its leading role in several promising economic fields.
Brazilian Government’s Keenness
Alexandre Cordeiro Macedo, President of CADE, confirmed the Brazilian government’s keenness to strengthen positive bilateral relations with the UAE government. This is part of their mutual directions to expand partnership areas aimed at developing business frameworks and models in various sectors.
Introducing UAE’s Experiences
The Government Experience Exchange Office at the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs held a series of meetings with the Brazilian government delegation to introduce them to the UAE’s experiences, best practices, and knowledge developed in the fields of government knowledge exchange. They learned about its innovative models in performance, excellence, services, and government accelerators.
During his meeting with the delegation, Abdulla Lootah reviewed the objectives of the Government Experience Exchange Programme, the partnerships it has launched with more than 30 countries around the world. They also learned about new directions of the programme to expand building specialised knowledge partnerships in various vital sectors. The delegation was briefed by Mohamed Bin Taliah, Chief of Government Services of the UAE Government, about the country’s experience in developing government services and innovating advanced solutions for customers at any time or place. He also reviewed the experience of designing and launching Services 1, the first government centre of its kind in the UAE.
Government Performance and Excellence
During meetings at the Prime Minister’s Office at the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs, with Malik Al Madani, Executive Director of Government Performance; Marwan Al Zaabi, Director of Sheikh Khalifa Government Excellence Programme, and Radheya Al Hashmi, Executive Director – Government Accelerators. The delegation was briefed on the best experiences developed by the UAE government, and innovative models that it has designed and applied in various fields. These include government performance and excellence, and the first government accelerators initiative of its kind globally.
World Government Summit Organisation
The Brazilian delegation met with Mohamed Al Sharhan, Managing Director of the World Government Summit (WGS) Organisation. They learned about the experience of WGS and its leading global role in anticipating, designing, and shaping the future. This is through a platform it provides for exchanging visions, ideas, aspirations, best practices, and future innovative experiences applied by leading governments around the world.
An intensive workshop was organised and attended by leaders of the UAE Ministry of Economy and the visiting Brazilian delegation. During this workshop, best practices were exchanged in key areas of economic policy.