Discuss future plans in the meetings of the Industrial Cooperation Committee and the Ministerial Committee for Standardization Affairs.
– Sultan Al Jaber:
– The leadership in the Emirates attaches great importance to cooperation and coordination with the brothers in the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf.
– The UAE is keen to strengthen strategic Gulf relations in a way that enhances investment opportunities and sustainable economic growth.
MUSCAT, 12th May / WAM / His Excellency Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, headed the country’s delegation participating in the meetings of the Industrial Cooperation Committee and the Ministerial Committee for Standardization Affairs of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, which was held in the Omani capital, Muscat, yesterday, Thursday, with the aim of promoting Relations between member states in the industrial sector and support joint efforts to achieve sustainable economic integration.
The state delegation included His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al-Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, His Excellency Muhammad bin Nakhira Al Dhaheri, the State’s Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman, His Excellency Omar Suwaina Al-Suwaidi – Undersecretary of the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology, His Excellency Abdullah Al Saleh, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy, and a number of representatives of government agencies and the sector. private.
The Sultanate of Oman, which chairs the current session of the Gulf Cooperation Council, hosted the meetings of the Ministers of Trade and Industry, in addition to the preparatory meetings for the Undersecretaries of the Ministries of Trade and Industry, who held their meetings the day before yesterday, Wednesday, to discuss the agenda of the meetings, the latest developments, and the most prominent files and reports that will be presented to the ministerial meetings.
During the 50th meeting of the Industrial Cooperation Committee, and the fifth meeting of the Ministerial Committee for Standardization Affairs, a number of files related to enhancing joint cooperation in the fields of industry and Gulf standards and standards were discussed, with a number of technical reports and future plans to enhance cooperation among member states reviewed.
His Excellency Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber conveyed the greetings of the UAE leadership and government and their keenness to strengthen Gulf strategic relations, especially in the field of investment and cooperation in a number of sectors and vital areas. He thanked the Sultanate of Oman, the leadership, government and people, for hosting these important and supportive meetings for cooperation efforts. and partnership.
His Excellency pointed out that these meetings confirm the depth of relations between the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council in all fields, including the industrial sector, which plays an important role in supporting sustainable economic growth in the countries of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, which is an Arab and regional model for economic cooperation, and the ability to achieve sustainable economic development. He expressed: “The Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology in the UAE aspires to document joint work and formulate a unified investment map, to promote the growth and development of the industrial sector based on the employment of modern technologies and advanced technology, in a way that contributes to achieving the national goals of the GCC countries and ensures building a better and more sustainable future.”
He said: “We, in the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology, focus on enhancing the adoption of sustainability in the national industrial sector, raising the competitiveness of Emirati products, improving their quality, enhancing the UAE’s attractiveness as a regional and international center for industrial investments, including Gulf investments, and providing advantages, enablers, incentives and attractive financing solutions.”
His Excellency added: “Within the framework of the UAE’s readiness to host the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28), we stress the need for joint work with our brothers in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries to enhance climate action efforts and increase investment in the field of transition in the energy sector. Reducing carbon emissions, and achieving a sustainable economic development experience across productive sectors such as the industrial sector and other promising sectors.
He pointed out that the UAE was able, thanks to the forward-looking vision of its wise leadership, to provide a pioneering model in strengthening economic and development partnerships, and integrating the private sector in the process of sustainable growth.
His Excellency Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber participated during the meetings of industry ministers of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf in the 50th meeting of the Industrial Cooperation Committee, in the presence of His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, where the report of the 49 meetings of the committee was discussed, the achievements followed up, and the guidance of the Ministerial Council in its session. 155 regarding addressing all obstacles that prevent access to economic unity, in addition to the amended controls on exempting industry inputs from taxes and customs duties, and the recommendations of the Permanent Committee for Combating Harmful Practices regarding the proposals of the Economic Cooperation Committee on means of enhancing the role of the committee in protecting the Gulf industry from unfair competition fair, a report on the activities of the Technical Committee for Combating Harmful Practices in International Trade, and a report on the achievements of the Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting.
His Excellency Dr. Sultan Al-Jaber also participated in the fifth meeting of the GCC Ministerial Committee for Standardization Affairs, where the report of the Chairman of the GCC Standardization Organization on the progress of the authority’s work for the period from October 2022 to April 2023 was heard.
In terms of specifications and standards, a memorandum of the Presidency of the Standardization Organization was discussed regarding the adoption of draft Gulf technical regulations, which number (10) projects. In the item of conformity, a memorandum of the Presidency of the Standardization Organization regarding the adoption of sectoral Gulf technical regulations was discussed, and a memorandum of the Presidency of the Standardization Organization regarding the decision of the Trade Cooperation Committee to refer a proposal Using the Gulf conformity mark system as an alternative option to the Gulf quality mark to the Ministerial Committee for Standardization Affairs.
The ministers discussed a set of memorandums of the presidency of the Standardization Organization, which includes the memorandum of the final account of the authority for the year 2022, the memorandum of the Gulf Accreditation Center, the memorandum of the position of the chairman of the authority for the coming period, which starts from April 2024 to April 2027, and a memorandum on the proposal to establish the Cooperation Council Award for Quality, in addition to discussing A number of emerging issues.
The list of ministers and officials members of the Ministerial Committee for Standardization Affairs includes: His Excellency Abdullah bin Adel Fakhro, Bahraini Minister of Industry and Commerce, His Excellency Dr. Majid bin Abdullah Al-Qasabi, Saudi Minister of Commerce, His Excellency Qais bin Muhammad Al-Yousef, Minister of Commerce, Industry and Omani Investment Promotion, and His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Al Thani, Qatari Minister of Commerce and Industry, His Excellency Muhammad bin Othman Al-Aiban, Kuwaiti Minister of Commerce and Industry, and His Excellency Jassim Muhammad Al-Budaiwi, Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council.
On the sidelines of this participation, His Excellency Dr. Sultan Al-Jaber met with His Excellency Jassim Muhammad Al-Budaiwi – Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council, where they discussed a number of issues of common interest.
His Excellency also met with His Excellency Qais bin Muhammad Al-Youssef, Minister of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion in the Sultanate of Oman. During the meeting, they discussed ways to enhance cooperation between the two countries in various areas of common interest.