| | NOVEMBER 20238The UAE and Scotland have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote trade as well as private-sector and academic collaborations in advanced technology, innovation, education, and research. In particular, the MoU, signed between Dr Thani Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Trade, and Scotland's Cabinet Secretary for Wellbeing Economy, Fair Work and Energy, Neil Gray, is designed to improve collaboration in priority sectors such as clean energy and artificial intelligence, and is the direct result of the work of the joint UAE-Scotland task force that was established earlier this year to develop areas of shared interest, as per tradearabia.Dr Al Zeyoudi hailed the MoU as another important step to lift bilateral relations. "The UAE and Scotland are increasingly like-minded partners, two nations who are leveraging technology, innovation, investment and talent to transform our economies and deliver new chapters of success. As we pursue a knowledge economy, one capable of embracing the possibilities of the next 50 years, it is important to exchange insights, expertise and experiences with nations on a similar growth trajectory, and establish joint initiatives in the public, private and academic arenas that can further our economic diversification ambitions. This memorandum signals our intent to deepen our collaboration with Scotland, and build a partnership of long-term benefit".Gray said: "I welcome this progress in further developing Scotland's relationship with the UAE. Collaboration with UAE and other countries to deepen our economic relations, meet our shared green energy goals, and promote a just transition has never been more important. I look forward to this agreement helping us deliver a more sustainable and prosperous economy". IN FOCUSIN FOCUSUAE & SCOTLAND INK MOU TO PROMOTE TRADE, DEEPEN TECH TIES
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