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Dauren Abayev holds a number of meetings at the World Government Summit in Dubai

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by February 12, 2018 Business

Within the framework of the 6th World Governmental Summit in Dubai, Minister of Information and Communication Dauren Abayev held a number of meetings with representatives of foreign governments.

Dauren Abayev took part in the working session of the II Global Dialogue for Happiness with representatives of Portugal, Costa Rica, Slovenia, Mexico and the United Arab Emirates.

During the meeting, the parties discussed issues of promoting citizens’ satisfaction with state and social services. The meeting participants agreed with the need to strengthen the multilateral approach to the implementation of sustainable development goals and UN Resolution 65/309 (happiness: Holistic approach). They also noted the need to coordinate joint efforts.

A separate set of meetings focused on the challenges of the future, related to artificial intelligence and global digitalization.

Following the meeting, the parties signed a memorandum on the initiation of the “Coalition of Happiness” from six states: Costa Rica, Portugal, Slovenia, Kazakhstan, the United Arab Emirates, and Mexico.

Also, Dauren Abayev held a bilateral meeting with the Minister of State for Happiness of the UAE, Ohoud Al Roumi. The parties reached an agreement on identifying specific contact persons for the promotion of joint projects in the field of information and communication technology and digital services. In addition, an arrangement was reached to sign a cooperation agreement in the field of public services in the near future.

On February 10-14 of this this year, Dubai is hosting the annual World Government Summit. The event is held under the slogan “Shaping the Future of Governments “. The 6th World Government Summit is the largest global platform devoted to the study of future governments driven by technological progress and progressive expectations of citizens. This summit also highlights future trends in public services, management and innovation. The summit annually attracts about 3000 guests from more than 130 countries, including heads of state, politicians, scientists, representatives of international organizations, thus creating an excellent opportunity for exchanging experience and innovation, as well as establishing contacts for the purpose of building lasting cooperation.

Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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