Abdullah Bin Ahmed Al Saleh, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy for Foreign Trade Affairs, led an MoE delegation on its visit to the Innovation Centre of Borouge in Abu Dhabi.
The delegation included Abdullah Sultan Alfan Alshamsi, Assistant Undersecretary at the Ministry of Economy, Assistant Undersecretary for Trade Remedies Sector; Juma Mohammed Al Kait, Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy for Foreign Trade Affairs; Dr Adeeb Alafeefi, Director of the National Programme for SMEs and Projects; Khalfan Al Suwaidi, Director of the International Patent Registration Centre at the Ministry; Mohammed Nasser Hamdan Al Zaabi, Director of the Trade Promotion Department at the Ministry of Economy; and Sultan Ahmed Darwish, Director of Trade Negotiations & WTO Department. The representatives were welcomed by Ahmed Omar Abdulla, the CEO of Borouge, along with several other senior management stuffs.
On its visit, the ministry delegation was introduced to latest technologies and practices that produce innovation and value creation solutions of polymers and plastic elastomers. These products are widely used in industries like machinery, automobile, mechanical, electrical and medical supplies. The delegation also got introduced to the company’s global supply chain network, and its warehouses and logistics hubs in India, China, Europe and South East Asia.
The honorable Undersecretary appreciated the efforts of Borouge to make right use of innovation and technology to comply with the country’s new economic goals and objectives. He highly praised the company’s attempts to develop the competitiveness of the country’s products in the international markets. He also thinks Borouge is a pioneering model of using technological development, research and innovation to enhance the country’s reputation in the international business community.
According to Gulf Today, the Undersecretary emphasized a lot on the relationship between the government and private sectors in working together to take the country’s economy forward. He thinks the collaboration between the Ministry of Economy and Borouge is a great example of how both private and public entities can work together in achieving greatness.
The CEO of Borouge considered this visit to be a milestone in strengthening the company’s collaboration with the Ministry. He claimed that the company focuses on cooperating with the government to develop and protect national industries. As the visions of Borouge and the UAE government align with each other, this partnership can go a long way.