Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government Signs MoU with Arab Administrative Development Organization

Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation

The Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG), a research and teaching institution specializing in public policy in the Arab world, has signed a comprehensive memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Arab Administrative Development Organization (ARADO) to collaboratively train and empower professionals in Arab institutions and share expertise in areas of public administration and scientific research. The MoU was signed …

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Angola is committed to economic diversification with the support of the IMF


The Government will work with the IMF to design and implement policies and structural reforms. The Government of Angola is aware that the high reliance on the oil sector represents a vulnerability to the public finances and the economy more broadly. The sustained efforts over many years to promote economic diversification have already resulted in a significant increase in the …

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SA, Middle East relations get major boost

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By – Pretoria – South Africa and Saudi Arabia’s economic and political relations received a significant boost following a successful state visit by President Jacob Zuma to that country at the weekend. President Zuma spent his Easter weekend telling the South African story in the Middle East on Saturday and Sunday. The Presidency described the visit as an important …

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NU-Q media survey shows concern for online monitoring by private companies


Saudis and Qataris most concerned about online government surveillance Support for internet regulation lowest in Tunisia and the UAE More Saudis and Tunisians concerned about online surveillance by companies than other nationals Majorities of nationals in all countries report changing their social media use due to privacy concerns, except Qatar Doha — Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) released preliminary information …

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Saudi Arabia is one of the largest and most important trading partners with China in Western Asia and Africa

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More than 2,800 Saudi businessmen visited the 118th Canton Fair. The promotional campaign for the China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair) was launched on 16 March 2016 in Saudi Arabia, in the presence of Mr. Hakel Wen, international VIP Service Executive at the China Foreign Trade Center, during a press conference held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Jeddah. The …

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Mohammed Bin Rashid Center for Government Innovation begins evaluation of nominations for second batch of Diploma in Government Innovation

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE

Mohammed Bin Rashid Center for Government Innovation announced the start of the evaluation process of nominations for the second batch of the Diploma in Government Innovation, which begins in May 2016. During the period 17 January to 17 February, 2016, the Center has received through its website applications from federal and local government entities. It also received for the first …

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U.S.-UAE Partnerships on Sustainability on Display during Vice President Joe Biden’s Visit to Masdar City

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Today, Vice President Joseph R. Biden visited Masdar City as part of his series of official engagements with senior UAE leaders. The visit is the latest milestone in a bilateral relationship that has helped drive global efforts to foster the widespread adoption of renewable energy, the acceleration of clean technology innovation and research as well as the development of knowledge …

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Japan demonstrates strong support for UNIDO projects in Africa, Middle East


The Government of Japan has provided a contribution of over USD 7.4 million in response to the needs of communities affected by humanitarian crises and the influx of displaced peoples. The funding supports seven projects implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Africa and the Middle East. This was announced last Friday at a meeting between LI …

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Global industry leaders to explore China-OIC joint investment opportunities at groundbreaking forum


China’s meteoric economic rise and the burgeoning ascendancy of OIC nations in the international landscape are altering global economic power dynamics, and players from both markets are eager to tap the lucrative opportunities arising from stronger bilateral ties. With a more inclusive foreign policy, including a renewed stance on the Middle East and Africa, Chinese president Xi Jinping has set …

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Statement by the IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde at the End of her Visit to the United Arab Emirates


Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), issued the following statement today at the conclusion of her visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE): “I would like to express my gratitude to the UAE authorities and people for welcoming me during my visit to Abu Dhabi and Dubai. During my visit I met with His Highness …

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