KSA and UAE sign 20 memorandums of understanding to implement Resolve Strategy Projects 3 Jeddah

Launching the residential welfare program for the citizens of the two countries, with the aim of stimulating and motivating the financing agencies to provide integrated housing products to citizens, attracting modern construction techniques and encouraging local manufacturing, as well as developing the necessary legislations and guarantees to stimulate the residential sector.

- International joint investment in the oil, gas and petrochemical sector.

- Cooperate in applications to convert carbon dioxide into petroleum products.

- Cooperation in the research and development of various applications related to the oil, gas and petrochemical sector.

The Human and Knowledge axis aims to create and effective and integrated educational system for both countries to prepare highly qualified generations of citizens. It focuses on the following fields: higher education, research cooperation, public education and technical education.

Projects in this axis include:

- Cooperation between institutions of higher education through the development of a joint plan to promote common programs between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the UAE universities to enable students to benefit from educational institutions in both countries.

- Developing early childhood policy, with the aim of building common early childhood standards that are consistent with international standards.

- Launching the digital education system, which includes a complete digital file for each learner (academic, health, etc.) that enables him/her to explore the future of each career sector and set expectations for learner's academic and professional path based on artificial intelligence systems.

- Establishing the Saudi-Emirati Committee for Technical Education Policy, which is responsible for the harmonization of strategies, standards and professional qualifications between the two countries. The policy will also provide databases for future training needs and sharing experiences in public and private sector partnerships.

- Establishing a virtual college to provide appropriate technical disciplines, aiming to create a global Arab smart platform that includes training programs and materials (project management, industrial safety and inspection training), virtual exercises (such as special exercises for people with special needs), and technical and vocational qualifications required by the labour market in both countries.

- Promoting innovation in technical education by creating a common platform that includes innovations and creations.

The cooperation in the political, security and military axis aims at enhancing cooperation and integration between the two countries in the political, security and military fields, thus maintaining the sovereignty of both nations regionally and globally. It focuses on the cooperation and integration in following areas: military, political, and security.

This axis includes a number of initiatives such as the joint manufacturing of ammunition, light weapons, vehicles, and electronic shooting systems, as well as cooperation and coordination in foreign military assistance, cooperation in the maintenance of military systems, and standardization of the military industry.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates share a solid political and economic partnership, with a deep heritage and deep-rooted ties between the peoples of the two countries. The establishment of the Saudi-Emirati Coordination Council aims to maintain and further enhance these ties. The two countries' economies are worth one trillion dollars (the largest in the Middle East), and their exports make them one of the top ten exports in the world, with a value of more than $700 billion. The volume of non-oil trade between the two countries is worth $24 billion, while imports totaled nearly $550 billion.

Source: Saudi Press Agency