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Cooperation in other areas

Belarus and the UAE are seeking to develop mutually beneficial cooperation in the sphere of science and technology. In March 2015 the UAE Higher Colleges of Technology hosted an exhibition of scientific and technical potential of the Republic of Belarus and the Belarusian-Emirati Joint Scientific Symposium.

In July 2016 H.E. Dr. Abdullatif Al Shamsi, Vice Chancellor of Higher Colleges of Technology paid a visit to the Republic of Belarus, during which an Agreement on Scientific Cooperation and Collaboration in the Field of Scientific Personnel Training between the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and the UAE Higher Colleges of Technology was signed.

Belarusian and Emirati higher education institutions are studying the possibility of implementation of joint R&D projects.

In October 2017 the Minister of Industry of Belarus Vitaly Vovk and the First Deputy Minister of Education of Belarus Vadim Bogush visited Abu Dhabi and participated in the Ministerial Summit of Vocational Education and Training. Meetings with the Minister of Education of the United Arab Emirates, the leadership of the Abu Dhabi Center for Vocational Education and Training and a number of other educational institutions in the UAE were held. A representative delegation of heads of Belarusian educational institutions and experts made a number of visits to the institutions of vocational education of the UAE.

Belarusian participants demonstrated their mastery in 27 different skills and following the results of the Championship took the 16th place out of 57 teams participated in “WorldSkills-2017” in Abu Dhabi. In November 2018 upon the invitation from the Emirati Side the Belarusian team took part in the regional Championship “WorldSkills Asia” in Abu Dhabi.

In June 2019 the UAE delegation headed by Hussain Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, visited Minsk. Hussain Al Hammadi paid visits to Belarus Hi-Tech Park, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, number of the leading higher education institutions of Belaurs. During the meeting with the Minister of Education of Belarus the MoU on cooperation between the Ministries of Education of Belarus and the UAE was signed. 

In May 2014 and May-April 2015 training camps for junior ice hockey players from the UAE were organized in Belarus within the framework of the development of bilateral cooperation in the sports field. Since 2014 the ice hockey team of the President of the Republic of Belarus has been taking part in the President’s Cup international ice hockey tournament in Abu Dhabi.

In September 2016 the Secretary General of the General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare of the United Arab Emirates paid a visit to the Republic of Belarus. Since 2015 the ice hockey team of the United Arab Emirates has been participating in the Christmas tournament in Minsk.

Delegations from the President's Sports Club of Belarus paid several visits to the UAE.

In June 2019 the Secretary General of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council Aref Al Awani paid visit to Minsk to attend the opening ceremony of the II European Games. Moreover, the events of the II European Games were attended by the State Minister for Youth Affairs Shamma Al Mazrouei, President of the National Olympic Committee of the UAE Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Minister of Education of the UAE Hussain Al Hammadi, Vice-President of the UAE Ice Sports Federation Hamel Al Qubaisi.  

The two countries have been expanding cooperation in the field of healthcare. In February 2017 Belarusian delegation represented by the Ministry of Healthcare, the State Committee on Science and Technology and number of pharmaceutical companies presented the National Pavilion of the Republic of Belarus at the “Arab Health Exhibition and Congress 2017” in Dubai.

In March 2015 and November 2016 delegations from the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention visited the Republic of Belarus. During the visit the agreements on training of medical personnel from the UAE in Belarus in such areas as transplantation, pediatric cardiac surgery, as well as on inviting Belarusian specialists to conduct master classes in the UAE were reached.

In July 2017 delegations of the Ministry of Health and Prevention of the UAE headed by the Assistants Undersecretary for the Hospitals Sector and for Health Policy and License Sector visited Belarus. During their stay in Belarus the delegations visited the leading pharmaceutical enterprises and medical institutions of the Republic of Belarus.

The Memorandum between Belarus and UAE Ministries of Health as well as documents on cooperation in such areas as neurology and neurosurgery, cardiology, transplantology, pediatric surgery were signed in 2018. 

The countries continue to strengthen collaboration between the national tourist agencies.

On October 13-17 2016 the Embassy in cooperation with airline company “Etihad” organized familiarization trip to Belarus for the representatives of the UAE touristic institutions and governmental bodies. During this trip a presentation of Belarus tourist potential was held in the Ministry of sports and tourism of the Republic of Belarus. The tour participants also got acquainted with the most important tourist landmarks of Belarus.