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UAE a reliable partner for sustainable development, innovation, opportunity creation: Armenian Minister of Economy

DUBAI, 13th December, 2021 (WAM) — Vahan Kerobyan, Armenia’s Minister of Economy and Commissioner-General of the Armenia Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, said that the UAE has become a reliable partner for sustainable development, innovation, and the realisation of opportunities regionally and internationally, thanks to its governance system, efforts to reduce oil dependence, and rapid economic diversification.

"We are full of hope to establish new business relations with our Emirati partners and enrich our bilateral economic agenda, exchange experience and knowledge with the technologically advanced community in order to develop ambitious cooperation," the minister told the Emirates News Agency (WAM).

"Tech-driven educational development, women’s involvement in state governance and societal development, youth empowerment, and having an investment-conducive climate have led the UAE to emerge as a platform where scientists and cultural figures, experts and researchers, global leaders, and decision-makers come up with new thoughts addressing potential global challenges."

"In recent years, Armenia and United Arab Emirates have come closer and the cooperation between the two countries in trade, tourism, energy, medical services, technology, infrastructures and the financial sector have increased," he added, noting that the alliance has more potential to grow.

Speaking about Expo 2020 Dubai, he said that the event serves as a connection of minds and an auspicious opportunity to best address the challenges facing humanity, find collective solutions to them and create a new model of global community.

The minister explained that Expo 2020 Dubai is "a big step towards going back to our normal lives", highlighting Expo 2020 Dubai’s efforts to implement COVID-19 safety measures while granting visitors with unforgettable experiences and opportunities.

"The UAE has done a spectacular job in hosting the World Expo. Creating a city from scratch to host the event and undertaking the experience of 25 million visitors is not an easy task. The UAE makes the process [seem] effortless."

Highlighting his country's participation in Expo 2020 Dubai, Kerobyan said that the concept of Armenia's participation is built around the idea of "Ethnotech", presenting his country's ethnic features and technological aspirations.

"Our participation in the exhibition aims to show our opportunities, Armenia's investment environment and attractiveness," he added. "But not known to many is the fact that Armenians historically are also leading edge in terms of innovation. We are responsible for everyday technologies such as the MRI machine, the ATM machine, the color TV, etc. This spills over into today՛s tech industry; just a couple weeks ago Armenia gave the world a tech unicorn – PICSART․"

"Armenia’s participation in this mega event is an incredible opportunity to introduce its culture and economic potential to the global community, share innovations and collaborate."

Kerobyan noted that Armenia was one of the first countries to confirm its participation in this important and unique event.

When asked about the main attractions of his country’s pavilion, he said that, by showcasing a historical or cultural artifact, the pavilion is not only showcasing the cultural relevance, but also a more in depth look at where that artifact came from, the technology used to create it and its story. "For this, we are utilising AR technologies. Our visitors will be asked to download an app to be able to experience Armenia’s culture with an interactive touch."

"The Tree of Life – this is the showstopper! Armenians are all over the world. More than 60 percent of Armenians live outside of the motherland. All of these Armenians have roots to their homeland. They innovate, create and add to other societies. They create LIFE. Holographic technologies are used here to bring this unique experience to life," the minister added.

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Dubai Police warns Against Using Police Emergency Strobe Lights

The Dubai Traffic Police has recently warned motorists against using police and emergency vehicle warning lights, after two vehicles were spotted on the road taking advantage of the exclusive entitlement of the police to be given way in case of emergency.

Colonel Juma bin Suwaidan, Acting Director of the General Traffic Department, urged road users to adhere to traffic laws to avoid facing legal liabilities and prevent endangering their lives and others.

Col bin Suwaidan stated further that the police patrols had impounded two vehicles on two separate occasions for illegally fitting their vehicles with using emergency warning lights similar to the police, giving other motorists a false impression of authority to give way.

“We have spotted one at the Emirates Road and the other at Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road. Reports were filed against the two, and their vehicles were confiscated and fined,” he added.


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Her Highness Sheikha Dr. Shamma bint Mohammed bin Khalid Al Nahyan announces the launch of the “Emirati Miniatures initiative” from the Courtauld Gallery in London.

“Art is the mirror of history and a true reflection of the extent of the civilised development of society.”

I feel a special state of spiritual and intellectual transcendence. ” Her Highness Sheikha Dr. Shamma expressed her conviction in the value of the arts and their being a title for advanced people and civilizations. This statement came during Her Highness’ visit to the Gallery in the British capital, London, at the beginning of her meetings and her visit as part of Her Highness’s cultural and knowledge programme for knowledge and human communication.

The Courtauld Gallery is interested in the history of the arts through different ages and human civilizations, and many of the senior art historians in the British scientific community belong to it. The Museum: Edouard Manet, Vanessa Bell, and Lucas Cranach (Painting of Adam and Eve), as well as the French artist Pierre Auguste Renoir, the Dutch artist Van Gogh, and many other artists.

Her Highness and the accompanying delegation were welcomed by Professor Deborah Salo, Director of the College; Dr. Karen Sears; Mrs. Francesca Hoyt and Mrs. Camilla Knight, where Her Highness and the accompanying delegation accompanied Professor Debrois on a tour between the various pavilions of the museum and the exhibition.

Her Highness held a meeting with the director of the gallery and the work team, where she thanked and appreciated them for their good reception. During the meeting, ways of cooperation between Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalid Al Nahyan’s cultural and educational institutions and between the Courtauld institutes were discussed, and experiences were exchanged in the field of presenting. There were lectures and technical workshops between the Emirati technical cadres and the technical cadres of the college, and Her Highness announced during the meeting the launching of the (Emirati Miniatures) initiative, which will be launched next October. It is an initiative dedicated to Emirati artists, using palm fronds as a basis for drawing accurate artistic miniatures that express the Emirati and human heritage. Her Highness invited them to attend the exhibition of the artworks participating in the initiative. Professor Deborah was very impressed with the idea of the initiative, especially the use of date palms, as they represent a heritage value in desert communities.

At the end of the meeting, Her Highness gifted the college a set of publications that talk about art in the United Arab Emirates, as part of the (Knowledge for Humanity) initiative launched by Her Highness last year, which aims to make the world know the Emirati civilization and its ancient folk heritage by donating museums and universities. To be among its holdings, with knowledge sources of books and technological means that define the UAE between the past, present, and future.

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Breaking / Federal Supreme Council elects Mohamed bin Zayed as UAE President

ABU DHABI, 14th May, 2022 (WAM) — The Federal Supreme Council today unanimously elected His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as President of the United Arab Emirates.

The Council held a meeting today at Al Mushrif Palace in Abu Dhabi, chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.

The meeting was attended by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan; H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah; H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman; H.H. Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah; H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mu’alla, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Umm Al Qaiwain; and H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah.

A statement issued by the Ministry of Presidential Affairs said that according to Article 51 of the Constitution, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan was unanimously elected as the President of the UAE to succeed the late Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Their Highnesses, the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates have reaffirmed their keenness to continue implementing the authentic values and principles laid down by the late deceased, Sheikh Khalifa, following on from the founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. These have consolidated the UAE’s status at both regional and global levels.

The Federal Supreme Council expressed its full confidence that the people of the UAE will remain, as Sheikh Zayed and the founders believed, “a faithful guardian of the Union and its gains at all levels”.

Their Highnesses wished H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan success in serving his people and country.

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed expressed his appreciation for the precious trust placed in him by his brothers, Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates, praying to the Almighty to guide and help him to bear the responsibility of this great trust and to fulfil its tasks of serving his country and people.


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