H.E Dr. Matar Hamed Al Neyadi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy and Industry, led the UAE delegation to the 25th session of the General Assembly of the Arab Organization for Industrial Development and Mining, which was held under the chair of Khalid Al Rowdan, Minister of Commerce and Industry of Kuwait.
The participation of UAE in the meetings stems from its keenness to promote Arab action, achieve the Arab economic integration, and support the efforts of the Arab Organization for Industrial Development in the development of the industrial sector in the Arab countries.
The meetings included presentation and discussion of the report of the Executive Board on its activities between the sessions of General Assembly 24 and 25, which included the adoption of the rules of procedure of the Supreme Committee for Standardization, the adoption of the Arab Standardization and Quality Strategy 2019-2023, and the report of the Director General on the Organization's activities, including the organization and UNIDO Collaboration on Food Safety, Implementation of the Accreditation Program, and the Arab Industrial Data Atlas Project.
The General Assembly of the Organization re-elected Engineer Adel Al-Saqer and appointed him as Director-General of the Organization for a second term. The meeting also included the election of the United Arab Emirates as members of the Executive Council of the Organization for the period 2018 to 2020; and the signing of a cooperation agreement between the Arab Organization for Industrial Development and Mining Standardization of the Cooperation Countries; also the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Arab Organization and the Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting.
The UAE delegation included Dr. Musleh Al Ahbabi, UAE Deputy Ambassador to Kuwait, Khalid Al Naqbi, UAE Consul to Kuwait, Majed Al Owais, Acting Director of Industrial Regulation Department at the Ministry of Energy and Industry, and Abdullah Al Nuaimi, Director of the Undersecretary's Office.
* Source: Al Bayan - translated by MOEI