UAE, Republic of Korea strengthen community protection through joint MoU

DUBAI, 29th January, 2019 (WAM) — Hessa Essa Buhumaid, Minister of Community Development, and Neunghoo Park, Minister of Health and Welfare in the Republic of Korea, on Tuesday, signed a cooperation pact in the field of social protection to include social insurance, welfare policy, childhood, and people of determination programmes and policies, as well as services and technical solutions for senior Emiratis.

Commenting on the signing, Buhumaid, said that the Memorandum of Understanding. MoU, comes in the context of the development efforts of the Ministry of Community Development, MoCD, to follow the directives of the wise leadership and achieve the 2021 UAE vision and goals of the UN sustainable development agenda 2030.

“The UAE experience in sustainable development became the focus of the world. It strives to achieve empowerment, leadership towards the unlimited ambitions of the nation and Emiratis, and investment in human beings is sustainability and leadership of countries and nations,” she added.

The minister explained that the UAE has shown great concern to social welfare especially those programmes that are presented to family, childhood, senior Emiratis and people of determination.

“This was reflected through a number of national policies that stimulate development goals and objectives. Last year, the national policy for family, national policy for senior Emiratis were approved, in addition to the laws concerning women, executive regulations of the child rights law, Wadima, and another unlimited initiative to support the people of determination. Cooperation in the field of social protection between the UAE and the Republic of Korea puts us closer to raising the development aspirations of the UAE and achievement of social empowerment,” she said.

Neunghoo Park said that the MoU regulates exchanges between the two countries as well as information and experiences in the field of social protection. “The MoU also consolidates and enhances efforts as well as direct cooperation in the common and bilateral fields,” he added.

The MoU determined that the cooperation between the UAE’s MoCD and Korea’s Ministry of Health and Welfare will be in exchange of information, delegations and expertise, experiences on priority issues for both countries, participation in conferences and other events, joint projects and personal training in the field of social protection, improvement of access to social services and social welfare services in both countries.

Collaboration under this MoU may take place between governments, governmental agencies, federal and local governments, knowledge and private sector institutions, academic and research institutions, commercial actors and civil.

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