Intensive meetings of the joint task forces of the UAE and Uzbekistan
governments held lately resulted in identifying a series of practical
steps to transfer the UAE’s pioneering experience in government work to
Uzbekistan within three years in line with implementing the partnership
agreement in government modernization between the two countries.
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Group photo gather Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, with the Uzbek delegation (Photo: AETOSWire)
The meetings took place during the visit of a high-level Uzbekistan
government delegation to the UAE, led by His Excellency Aziz
Abdukhakimov, Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan, and included more
than 60 ministers and senior government officials.
The two parties agreed to expand the scope of cooperation from 17 to 19
areas with the addition of taxation and human resources, as well as to
implement 120 joint initiatives over the next three years, with 73 of
these set for launch in 2019. Furthermore, they approved specific
timeframes for activating the partnership agreement and finalizing the
schedule of the joint initiatives with a focus on enhancing service
efficiency and institutional performance, leadership qualification, and
The strategic partnership leverages the UAE model of government work in
modernization, performance measurement, best practice application, and
service delivery to establish an innovation- and excellence-based system
of government in Uzbekistan. Under the terms of the agreement, signed in
April 2019, the two countries have formed expert task forces to support
joint projects across 19 areas, including government strategy,
government performance, government innovation, coding, future education,
future economy, global competitiveness, and ease of doing business.
The collaboration is part of the UAE’s government knowledge exchange
program. Within the framework of the initiative, the UAE has also signed
partnership agreements in government modernization with Egypt, Jordan,
Costa Rica and Portugal.