UAE & America sign a memorandum of understanding

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the United States Agency for International Development signed a memorandum of understanding for international development cooperation, with the aim of strengthening bilateral relations in the humanitarian and development fields.

Memorandum of understanding on international development cooperation

The Memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed on the part of the UAE by His Excellency Sultan Al Shamsi, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for International Development Affairs, and on the part of the United States of America, HE John Rakolta, the US ambassador to the country.

The Memorandum of understanding (MoU) comes within the framework of cooperation in providing development aid, strengthening and expanding relations between the two countries for international development, to become stronger than ever before.

His Excellency Sultan Al Shamsi stressed that the Memorandum of understanding (MoU) comes within the framework of the distinguished bilateral relations between the United Arab Emirates and the United States of America, as a complement to joint bilateral cooperation in humanitarian and development work, and to strengthen the partnership and support programs in the fields of sustainable development, rehabilitation, stability and humanitarian relief programs, and capacity building for the beneficiary countries.

Memorandum of understanding aims

The Memorandum of understanding (MoU) aims to create a framework for dialogue and to promote international development cooperation between those involved in activities that promote development in other countries, including, but not limited to, those in the Middle East News Agency (MENA) region and Sub-Saharan Africa.

UAE and United States exchange knowledge

The UAE and the United States intend to exchange knowledge, experience and information to develop economic, social, humanitarian and development aid projects, and to strengthen the institutional, social and economic capacities of governments, civil society and the private sector in the participating countries, with a focus on directing them towards self-reliance.

Memorandum of understanding goals

The Memorandum of understanding (MoU) approved cooperation between the two countries in several sectors, including humanitarian aid, development assistance, energy, cultural heritage, tolerance, universal religious rights, economic growth, private sector involvement, agriculture, food security, nutrition and water.

The (MoU) dealt with many areas of cooperation to achieve the desired goals by exploring joint programs with other regional donors in countries and areas of common interest, organizing events, exhibitions and seminars, developing joint analyzes, studies and research, arranging and conducting short visits to receive training and specialized knowledge, and exchanging information, documents and materials. Related to successful experiences in the field of international cooperation for development, and building the capacities of the public and private sectors in other countries.

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