MINSK, 7 June (BelTA) – Belarus and the United Arab Emirates will advance cooperation in all aspects of the IT industry, BelTA learned from Director of the Hi-Tech Park Vsevolod Yanchevsky.
Vsevolod Yanchevsky said: “A very big and, I am absolutely confident, lengthy history is starting between the United Arab Emirates and the Hi-Tech Park. This cooperation covers virtually all areas: investments, venture capital (investments in startups and well-established companies), the promotion of our IT products into new markets, which are not limited to the UAE, and IT education. Virtually all the things relating to IT and hi-tech are on the agenda. Some are fleshed out as concrete decisions while some are still plans. But not long-term plans but plans, which are being implemented here and now.”
In his words, the sides have worked out kind of a cooperation roadmap, which takes into account all the matters of future cooperation. “Starting with investments and ending with IT education, which is by the way very important. It is the soil, from which all the startups, companies, accomplishments, and technologies stem from,” the Hi-Tech Park director stressed. “We have not simply contact points but concrete things, which will be realized very soon, virtually in all the areas that exist in IT and hi-tech sphere. I think this cooperation will last for years and decades.”
BelTA reported earlier that on 7 June Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko met with Mohamed Ali Alabbar, Managing Director of the Emirati company Emaar Properties. The realization of the Northern Waterfront project and cooperation in information technologies were high on the agenda. Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “You pay great attention to this sector. I know that the Emirates have made significant progress in this area. I am grateful to you for arranging that meeting with leading experts in artificial intelligence in the Emirates. Back then I realized that Belarus still had a lot of work to do to advance to the level that you had achieved together with specialists from around the world back then.”