Serbia: Ms. Sarah bint Yousef Al Amiri, the UAE’s Minister of State for Public Education and Advanced Technology, explored methods to strengthen bilateral cooperation on an official visit to the Republic of Serbia.
During the visit, she discussed cooperation in areas such as research and development (R&D), advanced technology, sustainability, food technology, developing tools to finance research, innovation, the energy transition, and developing legislation to help accelerate the growth of technology globally. Discussions also covered ways of ensuring legislation keeps up with rapid technological development as well as the importance of adopting advanced technology in the industry to boost competitiveness.
Ms. Al Amiri also discussed opportunities to strengthen the education system and vocational schools to provide students with practical skills to enhance their competitiveness and equip them for jobs in the industry. Mr. Ali Al Hashimi, Director of Science and Technology Policies and Programs at the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology, and Ms. Amal Alhammadi, Head of Program Management at the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology joined the UAE delegation.
Delegates explored funding opportunities in the field of research, development and innovation, in addition to the development of financing programs and tools for research. These opportunities are designed to support the exchange of knowledge and strengthen relations in the field of R&D.
The visit is in line with the objectives of the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between the UAE and Serbia, which aims to facilitate cooperation and investment to support mutual economic development and national competitiveness.
During my meeting with Milica Djuric, Director of the Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia, we engaged in a discussion on funding opportunities for R&D, as well as sharing knowledge and experience in the process of developing funding programs and instruments. pic.twitter.com/EALd6s13tm
— Sarah Al Amiri (@SarahAmiri1) March 18, 2023
Meeting with Ms. Milica Djuric-Jovicic, Ms. Al Amiri discussed funding opportunities in the field of research, development and innovation, as well as developing financing tools to support research. With Professor Vladimir Kostic, Ms. Al Amiri discussed joint research in various priority areas.