HANOVER, 29th April, 2018 (WAM) — Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Industry, met on Saturday with Li Yong, Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, UNIDO, on the sidelines of Hannover MESSE 2018 exhibition.
During the meeting, the two sides, who chaired together the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit, GMIS, signed a joint communique on the summit’s strategies and international initiatives.
As a joint initiative launched by the UNIDO and the UAE Ministry of Economy, the GMIS aims to promote a roadmap for future industrial development to echo the evolution in international trade and global best practices.
The communique is aimed to strengthen the role of GMIS, which is the world’s first ever cross-industry forum designed to create universal consensus by unifying governments, businesses and civil society to take a transformational approach towards shaping the future of manufacturing.
The two officials also stressed their commitment for continuing organising the summit’s meetings on a regular basis and launching international initiatives to lead the transformation process in the industrial sector with the ultimate objective of partaking in realising the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, of the United Nations.
“GMIS is proud to team-up with UNIDO to benchmark its goals with the SDGs, and through this communique, we agreed upon the general objectives of the summit that aim at boosting the world economic growth and wellbeing of all human communities,” Al Mazrouei said.
LI Yong said that that the comprehensive vision of GMIS focuses on attaining sustainable economic development for the benefit of all our communities. The 2019 edition of the summit should carry on focusing on international issues, and this communique will support its strategic orientation.
GMIS showcase at the Hannover MESSE 2018 its strategic objectives, achievements and partnerships with a number of entities in the industrial sector as well as the challenges that face this sector worldwide.
The summit’s first edition was organised, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, at Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi on March 2017 with more than 3,000 policymakers, government and corporate leaders as well as civil society representatives in presence to shape the future of the industrial sector.