Wed, 07 Dec 2022

BALI, Indonesia, 14th November 2022 (WAM) -- President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and President Joko Widodo of Indonesia have witnessed the announcement of numerous Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) and agreements that aim to strengthen economic, environmental and technological cooperation between the two countries.

The agreements - announced at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Centre in Bali - included an MoU on the partnership between the two countries on climate action to prepare for COP28, as well as several MoUs on their cooperation in the areas of the environment and climate change, infrastructure development and artificial intelligence (AI).

They also included an MoU in the area of cybersecurity, an agreement on the mutual recognition of economic accreditations, as well as a grant agreement on financing a tuberculosis control programme in Indonesia.

The agreements included an MoU between the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Kilang Pertamina Internasional on cooperating in the petrochemical sector; an MoU between Borouge and Chandra Asri Petrochemical on the circular economy and the development of new applications; a joint development agreement between Inalum and Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA); and an agreement between the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) and Pertamina Power Indonesia on developing a solar power plant in the Rokan Block.

They also included an MoU between Masdar, the Indonesian Investment Authority and Pertamina Power Indonesia on renewable energy and storage; a collaboration agreement on healthcare performance analytics between ASAREN Indonesia and G42 in the area of AI; and an MoU on national genome initiatives between ASAREN Indonesia and G42 Healthcare.

Present at the announcement were H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court; H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation; H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan; Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Special Affairs Advisor at the Presidential Court; Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure; Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade; and Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh, Minister of State.

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