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Brunei, UAE sign MoU on modernisation

The Prime Minister’s Office of Brunei Darussalam and the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on experience exchange on government development and modernisation, catalysing the formation of strategic partnerships through the Government Experience Exchange Programme (GEEP) during a ceremony at the Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai yesterday.

Signing on behalf of the Government of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam was Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah.

Meanwhile, Minister of Cabinet Affairs Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi signed on behalf of the Government of the UAE.

The signing of the MoU underscored the two countries’ commitment in advancing go vernment progress, development and modernisation, while simultaneously highlighting the shared vision of the two countries in elevating governance and strengthening international collaboration. The partnership also embodies strategic alliances, emphasising the friendship between the two countries and the dedication to government development while facilitating collaboration through the exchange of experiences and sharing best practices in public service capacity building, climate change and renewable energy strategies.

Permanent Secretary (Civil Service Governance) at the Prime Minister’s Office Ajman bin Haji Meludin witnessed the signing of the MoU.

With the MoU in place, Brunei becomes the first ASEAN member state to engage in the programme, providing opportunities for the exchange of valuable experiences and best practices between the two countries.

Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew is in Dubai to attend the World Governments Summit 2024 until today. The summit, themed ‘Shaping Future Governments’, was held to promote international cooperation and enable governments to identify innovative solutions for future challenges to inspire the next generation of government. – Azlan Othman

Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah with the United Arab Emirates Minister of Cabinet Affairs Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi. PHOTO: PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE
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