UAE – Israel virtual meeting discusses cooperation in infrastructure, transportation fields
Islam News – Suhail Al Mazrouei, UAE Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, virtually met on Thursday with Miri Regev, Israeli Minister of Transportation and Road Safety, in order to reinforce the bonds of cooperation between the United Arab Emirates and Israel as a part of the normalization “Abraham accords”.
During the meeting, which was attended by high-level officials from the two ministries, both sides discussed cooperation in the fields of smart transportation and transport integration, in which the two sides have taken steps to raise transport efficiency and achieve sustainable development goals. The two sides also discussed future trends and plans in the shift towards the use of autonomous and environmentally-friendly vehicles, which support the aspirations of the two governments with regards to improving road safety and security by ensuring traffic safety and reducing pollution.
During the meeting, joint cooperation in developing legislation related to infrastructure, maritime, and land transport, as well as the exchange of experiences in the field of rail transport, was discussed, in addition to ways to enhance bilateral cooperation in the activities related to the World Maritime Organisation.
For her part, Miri Regev said that there are 17 national companies in Israel through which joint work can be reinforced in the fields of railways, express trains, and infrastructure projects. Regev invited the Emirati side to learn about the experiences of the national companies and exchange skills, as well as discuss opportunities for cooperation.