The Saudi-Emirati Coordination Council

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Vision: ​

The Council aims to create a unique model for integration and cooperation between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates regionally and in the Arab world through joint strategic projects which will lead to achieve sustainability in security and prosperity for the two brotherly peoples.

Council Objectives:

  • Develop a joint vision between the two countries to consolidate and sustain their bilateral relations within of the GCC objectives.
  • Enhance the integration of both countries’ economic systems and find innovative solutions for optimal utilization of current resources.
  • Build an integrated educational system based on the strengths of both countries to prepare highly qualified generations.
  • Consolidate political, security and military cooperation between the two countries in an integrated manner in order to enhance the security of both countries.
  • Consolidate political, security and military cooperation between the two countries in an integrated manner in order to enhance the security of both countries.

About the Council

Foundation:

Based on the keenness of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to consolidate their brotherly relations, and due to their desire to intensify bilateral cooperation through continuous consultation and coordination in many fields, and based on the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, may God preserve him and his brother His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, may God protect him, the Saudi-Emirati Coordination Council was established in May of 2016.

The purpose of establishing the council:

The council aims to consult and coordinate on common interest in different matters and topics in all fields.

The board activation:

The “ Khalwat Al`azm” (The Retreat of Determination) was held to activate the Saudi-Emirati Coordination Council as a platform for consultation and coordination between joint work teams to propose and discuss initiatives and projects within the various vital sectors between the two countries.

The Saudi-Emirati Coordination Council meets once a year.

The Executive Committee:

Under the Council`s Presidency there is an executive committee at the ministerial level that meets (twice) a year, and the meeting is held in either country alternately.

The Executive Committee Secretariat:

The chair of the committee's secretariat rotates between KSA and UAE yearly.

The Executive Committee Secretariat links between the Executive Committee and its integration committees, and all decisions of the Coordination Council should be approved through the Committee's Secretariat.

The Role of the Secretariat of the Executive Committee:

  1. Work with various bodies to create and activate the Council's initiatives.
  2. Ensure the progress of initiatives.
  3. Provide various strategic consultations to the bodies from the Saudi side.
  4. Ensure that initiatives and projects align with the council’s vision and objectives.
  5. Activate dialogue between the two countries through different platforms such as presidential meetings, executive and integration committees, in addition to workshops.
  6. Overcoming the obstacles facing work teams on both sides and report them if needed.

Integration Committees:

Five complementary subcommittees emanate from the Executive Committee, which is responsible for detailing opportunities, projects, and work programs. These committees formed based on the most important areas of cooperation, and they have a direct role in following up on implementation. These committees can be formed when needed.

COUNCIL PRESIDENCY AND MEMBERS

COUNCIL PRESIDENCY ​​

KSA SIDE

​UAE SIDE

HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud

Crown Prince, Vice President of the Council of Ministers, Minister of Defense.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council.

COUNCIL MEMBERS ​

HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud

Minister of Energy

HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud Al Saud

Minister of Interior

HRH Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al-Saud

Minister of Culture

Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud

Minister of Foreign Affairs

H.E Adel Al Jubair

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs

H.E Dr. Majid Al Qasabi

Minister of Commerce

H.E Mohammed Al Jadaan

Minister of Finance

H.E Faisal Al Ibrahim

Minister of Economy and Planning Chairman of the Executive Committee from the Saudi side.

H.E. Dr. Hamad Al-Shaikh

Minister of Education​​​

H.E Bandar Al-Kharif

Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources

H.E Eng. Khalid Al Falih

Minister of Investment

H.E Ahmed Al-Khatib

Advisor at the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers and Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Saudi Arabian Military Industries

H.E Yasir Al Rumayyan

Governor of the Public Investment Fund

H.E Turki Al-Dakhil

Saudi Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates

His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Sheikh Nahyan bin Saif Al Nahyan

UAE Ambassador to the Kingdom

Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Governor’s Representative in the Western Region

His Highness Sheikh Tahnoon bin Zayed Al Nahyan

National Security Advisor

His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan Deputy Prime

Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs

H.E Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi

Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Minister of Future - Chairman of the Executive Committee from Emirati side

H.E Obaid Al Tayer

Minister of State for Financial Affairs

H.E Eng. Sultan Al Mansouri

Minister of Economy

H.E Dr Anwar Gargash

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs

H.E Hussain Al Hammadi

Minister of Education

H.E Sultan Al Jaber

Minister of State

Ali bin Hammad Al Shamsi

Deputy Secretary-General of the Supreme National Security Council

H.E Engineer Suhail Al Mazroui

Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, Chairman of the Executive Committee from the Emirati side.

H.E. Dr. Abdullah Al Noaimi

Minister of Infrastructure Development

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee chaired by the Minister of Economy and Planning on the Saudi side and the Minister of Energy and Infrastructure on the UAE side.

Presidents of the Executive Committee:​​

H.E Faisal Al Ibrahim

Minister of Economy and Planning Head of the Executive Committee from the Saudi side

H.E Engineer Suhail Al Mazroui

Minister of Energy and Infrastructure & the Head of the Executive Committee from the UAE side.

Members of the Executive Committee:​

Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud

Minister of Foreign Affairs

H.E Dr. Majid Al Qasabi

Minister of Commerce

H.E Dr. Majid Al Qasabi

Acting minister of Media

H.E Majid bin Abdullah Al Huqail

Minster of Municipal Rural Affairs & Housing

H.E Mohammed Al Jadaan

Minister of Finance

H.E. Dr Hamad Al-Shaikh

Minister of Education ​​​

H.E Bandar Al-Kharif

Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources

H.E Ahmed Al-Khatib

Advisor at the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Saudi Arabian Military Industries

H.E Dr.Khalid Biyari

H.E Sheikh Shakhbout bin Nahyan Al Nahyan

H.E Obaid Al Tayer

Minister of State for Financial Affairs

H.E Abdullah bin Touq

Minister of Economy

H.E Hussain Al Hammadi

Minister of Education

H.E Dr. Sultan Al Jaber

Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology

H.E. Dr. Abdullah Al Noaimi

Minister of Infrastructure Development

H.E Ali Saeed AlNiyadi

Head of the Federal Customs Authority

Secretary General /General Coordinator (Alternatively)

H.E Bandar Alkhamies

Deputy of international economic affairs Ministry of Economy and Planning


H.E Albara Alaskandarani

Assistant Deputy Minister for International Relations

H.E Eng Sharif Al Olama

Deputy Minister of Energy and Infrastructure


H.E Ahmed Alkaabi

Assistant Deputy Minister of Energy and Infrastructure

Major Outputs of the Saudi-Emirati Coordination Council:

  • More than (25) areas of cooperation have been activated by signing (25) memoranda of understanding.
  • Members of the Executive Committee have been determined and they have taken up their work.
  • The establishment of the secretariat of the Executive Committee.
  • Forming and activating 5 integration committees, establishing their work method, and identifying their heads.
  • Launching The first version of the initiatives follow up online platform.
  • Publishing The first edition of the Council’s Work Mechanism and Policies Handbook.
  • Involving the Private sectors by Establishing an Advisory Committee for to participate in the Council.

Integration Committees:

Energy, Industry, and Infrastructure Committee:

  1. The field of production and industry.
  2. The field of oil, gas, and petrochemicals.
  3. The field of renewable energy.
  4. The field of infrastructure.
  5. The field of the logistics sector.
  6. The field of housing.

Finance and Investment Committee:

  1. The field of Financial Services and Markets.
  2. The field of Entrepreneurship Support.
  3. The field of Customs Cooperation and Common Market.
  4. The field of Tourism and national heritage.
  5. The field of Government Development and Government Services.
  6. The field of External Partnerships.

Environment and Supplies Security Committee:

  1. The field of Environment, water, and agriculture.
  2. The field of Supplies Security.
  3. The Food security Field.
  4. Space Field.

Human Development Committee:

  1. The Education Field.
  2. The Culture Field.
  3. The Media Field.
  4. Health Field.
  5. Youth Field.
  6. Field of Sports.

Political, Military and Security Committee:

  1. Establish political and strategic dialogue Field.
  2. Military industry and procurement Field.
  3. Security field.

Integration Committees of the Saudi – Emarati Council ​​

Integration Committees

​KSA Side

​UAE Side​

Finance and Investment Committee

Ministry of Finance

Ministry of Finance

Energy, Industry, and Infrastructure Committee

Ministry of Energy

Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure

Environment and Supplies Security Committee

Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture

Ministry of Environment and Climate Change

Human Development Committee

Ministry of Education

Ministry of the Ministry of Education

Political, Military and Security Committee

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ministry of Defense

The Advisory Committee from the private sector:

Based on the importance of activating the partnership between the public and private sectors, and the important role that the private sector plays in the relationship between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, it was decided to form a committee that includes several businessmen and women from both countries.




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