H.E. Dr. Anwar Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, received Abdul Rahman Hamdan, Chairman of the Emirates Award for Innovation and Creativity, who informed him about the vision, objectives and programmes of the Award and its strategy to expand into the Arab world.

H.E. Dr. Sultan bin Ahmad Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State, Mohammed Mir Abdullah Al Raisi, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC), and members of the award's jury, attended the meeting.

Hamdan said an integrated plan devised by the leadership had placed the UAE on a new development track and charted a national strategic framework for innovation which constitutes an added value to the local and Arab economy.

The award, he explained, is interested in expanding into the Arab world so as to attract and encourage promising smart, innovative minds.

Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation