|10 September, 2019

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid receives delegation from Abu Dhabi Digital Authority led by H.E. Rauda Saeed Al Saadi

Authority signs MoU with the Government of Estonia to collaborate on digital transformation

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid with H.E. Dr. Rauda Al Saadi

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid with H.E. Dr. Rauda Al Saadi

Abu Dhabi: – President of Estonia, Kersti Kaljulaid, received a delegation from Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA) headed by H.E. Dr. Rauda Saeed Al Saadi, Director General, during an official visit at the presidential office. The visit is in line with the Authority's commitment to keep pace with the global technological advances in digital solutions that will enhance Abu Dhabi's leading position in adopting the latest technologies following leading international practices.

During the visit, ADDA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Republic of Estonia to exchange experiences in the field of digital government, strengthen their cooperation in the field of advanced technology, and promote their mutual interest and ongoing efforts in digital transformation. Both sides discussed the best practices in customer experience, technological advances, digital solutions, data management, as well as the latest digital technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Blockchain.

H.E Dr. Rauda Al Saadi thanked President Kaljulaid for the warm reception, who expressed her respect and appreciation to the UAE leadership and citizens, affirming its leading position in various fields and sectors.

H.E Dr. Al Saadi said that the visit provided the opportunity to exchange knowledge on pioneering government experiences in digital transformation, identify the best international practices and the latest innovative technologies and how they are best applied in government services. She further noted that ADDA works to provide integrated digital solutions, secure the digital infrastructure, and shape a digital future that ensures enhancing the quality of life of individuals and providing innovative digital solutions, in line with the Abu Dhabi leadership’s vision for the emirate.

H.E Al Saadi added: “We spare no efforts towards achieving the vision of our leaders who are committed to shape the digital future of Abu Dhabi. Through modern solutions and technologies, we endeavor to take a leading role in the field of technology through the digital transformation of government services while providing a safe and reliable digital environment, and thereby effectively support Abu Dhabi’s comprehensive and sustainable development.”

The ADDA delegation held a series of meetings with H.E. Mr. Urmas Reinsalu, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia; Taimar Peterkop, the Secretary of State; Uku Särekanno, the Director of Cyber Security; and Siim Sikkut, Chief Information Officer and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications.

The meetings highlighted Estonia’s experience in digital government, which is known to be one of the most successful in the world. They also discussed common areas of interest such as customer experience, cybersecurity, AI and data management. ADDA’s delegation shared an overview of the Abu Dhabi Digital Strategy and the Abu Dhabi Unified Government Services platform (TAMM).

The delegation concluded its agenda with a roundtable meeting organized by BHC Laboratories in the presence of the leading Estonian digital companies, digital governance and cybersecurity, where they explored leading developments in digital transformation and how to enhance joint cooperation for key areas such as upgrading of services, data and government solutions.

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