Abu Dhabi: Mr. Abdulla bin Touq Al Marri, UAE Minister of Economy, has held a meeting with Mr. Ulrik Vestergaard Knudsen, Deputy Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
It intends to explore the means to enhance economic cooperation between the UAE and OECD to support the country’s development agenda in line with the ‘We the UAE 2031’ vision.
Mr. Al Marri expressed the UAE’s desire to continue joint efforts with the OECD, exchange expertise and experiences in many strategic economic cooperation sectors, particularly the new economy, and explore more opportunities.
“The UAE has strong ties with OECD, characterized by fruitful cooperation in many development sectors. The most notable in this regard is the launch of a set of joint training programs aimed at strengthening economic policies to keep pace with the best standards followed globally. It consolidates the UAE’s position as a leading economic hub that applies the highest standards of governance in its business environment,” the UAE Minister of Economy said.
During the meeting, the OECD Deputy Secretary-General was apprised of the determinants of the ‘We the UAE 2031’ vision, which aims to make the country a global hub for the new economy.
The OECD, comprised of 38 countries, strives to develop policies that promote prosperity, equality, opportunities, and well-being for all in cooperation with governments, policymakers, and citizens.
Its programs focus primarily on improving economic performance, creating job opportunities, promoting education, and combating global tax evasion.
Mr. Al Marri led a UAE delegation to France to discuss the strengthening of economic cooperation in a wide range of vital sectors, most notably renewable energy, tourism, aviation, entrepreneurship, artificial intelligence, space, intellectual property, and the circular economy.