Marwan Al Sarkal: The UAE has given much to its citizens and expatriates, and it is our duty to work steadfastly and faithfully
The delegation included Major General Dr. Abdul Qadoos Al Obaidly, Chairman of the Emirates Association for Strategic Planning, Colonel Abdullah Abdul Rahman bin Sultan, Secretary of the Association, and Lieutenant Colonel Dr. Sarhan Hassan Al Muaini, Board Member and Chairman of the Public Relations Committee. Ahmed Obaid Al Qaseer, Shurooq Chief Operating Officer, Saud Meqdad Al Suwaidi, Director of Finance and Administration, and Ahmed Mousa Al Houti, Government Relations Coordinator at Shurooq, were present during the meeting, which discussed avenues of cooperation and areas of joint action as well as exchange of expertise between both sides. Al Sarkal welcomed the delegation and stressed Shurooq's eagerness to open new horizons of cooperation with various bodies to effectively participate in the comprehensive development process witnessed by the country. He outlined the stages of Shurooq's establishment and the achievements accomplished in the preceding period, most notably Al Majaz Waterfront and the Kalba Eco-tourism Project and underlined the importance of fruitful cooperation between Shurooq and various departments and establishments. Al Sarkal described the visit as a positive step that contributed to exchanging expertise and information and enhanced the relations between both sides. He assured on the Authority's commitment to strengthening avenues of joint cooperation and underscored the importance of coordination between various institutions, stressing that such cooperation was crucial to acting in the best interest of the nation and developing all sectors. "We will always be indebted to the UAE which has given much to its citizens and expatriates, and hence it is our duty to work steadfastly and faithfully," Al Sarkal said. He pointed out that Shurooq was pleased to provide all the necessary facilities and services, including the meeting hall, theatre and convention hall, to the association, so it could carry out its activities. Major General Dr. Abdul Qadoos Al Obaidly, Chairman of the Emirates Association for Strategic Planning, said the visit has laid the foundation for a strong relation with the Authority for the benefit of both sides, noting that such visits help widen horizons of cooperation. Al Obaidly gave a detailed presentation on the objectives of the Association, including providing consultancy and training services in the field of strategic planning, especially in performance assessment, and modernizing strategic planning methods in all institutions so that they may benefit from the Association's depth of experience in strategic planning and excel. Colonel Abdullah Abdul Rahman bin Sultan, Secretary of the association, said the Association strives to offer a comprehensive range of consultancy services, seminars, and conferences in the field of strategic planning with the aim of enhancing the concept of quality in performance and upgrading institutional work levels to be on par with developed countries, especially as the UAE has long occupied a leading position in the field of planning among Arab countries. Lieutenant Colonel Dr. Sarhan Hassan Al Muaini, Board Member and Chairman of the Public Relations Committee, highlighted the importance of benefiting from the Association's experts and outstanding lecturers in the area of planning and management. He said this is the first time that experts are seeking to provide their services for free, as the Association is seeking to achieve its goal of promoting the culture of strategic planning in the country. The visit reflects the eagerness of both sides to communicate and cooperate in order to upgrade work systems.