The governments of the Arab Republic of Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, within the framework of the strategic partnership in government modernization, held a coordination meeting to discuss the development of cooperation between the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development in Egypt and the government of the UAE, the achievements of the strategic partnership in government modernization during the last period, and future prospects for its development.
The meeting was chaired by Dr. Ahmed Kamali, Deputy Minister of Planning and Economic Development, in the presence of Eng. Khaled Mustafa, Permanent Undersecretary of the Ministry and General Supervisor of the Egypt Award for Governmental Excellence, and Eng. Ashraf Abdel Hafeez, Assistant Minister of Planning and Economic Development for Digital Transformation, and from the Emirati side, Abdullah Nasser Lootah, Director General of the Prime Minister’s Office in the Ministry Cabinet Affairs, and Maryam Al Kaabi, UAE Ambassador to Egypt.
Dr. Ahmed Kamali stressed the depth of relations between Egypt and the UAE in general and the specificity of the relationship between the Ministry of Planning and the UAE government, and the close cooperation in the development file and raising the capabilities of the government apparatus, stressing that the Egyptian government is keen to benefit from the capabilities and successful experiences in the UAE, as well as the accumulated experiences of the Egyptian government apparatus.
Kamali praised what was achieved in the Egypt Award for Government Excellence as one of the most prominent models of partnership between the ministry and the UAE government, and that it succeeded in spreading a culture of excellence and improving performance.
Abdullah Nasser Lootah, Director General of the Cabinet Office at the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs, stressed that the leadership of the UAE adopts clear directions based on solid foundations of cooperation and partnerships aimed at creating and designing a better future for future generations, through the exchange of expertise, knowledge and successful experiences with various countries and governments. to improve the lives of communities.
Abdullah Lootah said that the government of the UAE is keen to strengthen partnership frameworks with the government of the sisterly Arab Republic of Egypt in the areas of government modernization, praising the positive partnership of the government of the Arab Republic of Egypt in consolidating an Arab model for cooperation and exchange of experiences, stressing the importance of expanding the partnership and moving it to broader horizons to include various Fields related to government work.
Eng. Khaled Mustafa reviewed the most important achievements during the last period in the partnership file with the UAE, on top of which was the completion of the Egypt Services Center in Aswan, in addition to the implementation of 3 cycles of the Egypt Award for Government Excellence and a number of programs for building the capacity of workers in the state’s administrative apparatus in the areas of developing Services, strategies, future foresight and government leadership programs.
Mustafa stressed that what distinguishes cooperation with the UAE government is the full commitment to reach high levels of implementation and achieve a clear impact from the programs that are being implemented, pointing to the study of a number of projects and programs to expand cooperation with the UAE government, whose implementation will begin at the beginning of next year.
The two sides discussed a number of issues related to the strategic partnership in government modernization, and the strengthening of cooperation in the development of government service centers, especially the Egypt Services Center, which will be opened soon in Aswan Governorate, and the agreed plan to be implemented in a number of governorates, including South Sinai, Cairo, and Giza.
They also discussed enhancing cooperation in the government excellence file, the latest developments of the current cycle of the Egypt Award for Government Excellence, and files for building the capacity of workers in the state’s administrative apparatus, and agreement to develop cooperation by implementing a number of new programs and projects that will transfer government performance to better levels, and promote a culture of innovation in government work, and enhance competitiveness.
It is worth noting that the partnership in government modernization between the UAE and Egypt witnessed the achievement of many important achievements and stations, most notably the organization of the Egypt Conference for Government Excellence with Emirati participation, the launch of the Egypt Award for Government Excellence, the launch of the Egypt Award for Government Services Applications for University Students, and the implementation of a large number of workshops To build the leadership and functional capacities of the Egyptian government cadres from various ministries and authorities.
A joint-meeting between the two governments of Egypt and the Emirates
Dr. Ahmed Kamali with the Director General of the Office of the Prime Minister and the UAE Ambassador to Egypt