ABU DHABI, 22nd August, 2022 (WAM) — The Ministry of Culture and Youth has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Municipality and Planning Department of Ajman to build effective relations between both parties, expand cooperation to enhance the cultural profile of the emirate and offer guidelines for joint future projects between the two parties.
The MoU was signed by Mubarak Al Nakhi, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Culture and Youth, and Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al Nuaimi, Director-General of Ajman Municipality and Planning Department, at the department’s headquarters in Ajman in the presence of officials from both sides.
As per the MoU, the two parties will cooperate in providing technical consultations, supporting, and sponsoring initiatives to encourage Emirati artists to participate in art projects locally and internationally. The two parties will coordinate, organise, and exhibit artworks as part of the Ajman Art Project. They will also send out invitations to the audience for the event. The two parties will also work jointly on art projects to enhance the emirate’s representation in exhibitions and events, thereby contributing to the UAE’s and Ajman’s art scene and strengthening institutional cooperation.
The ministry agreed to strengthen cooperation with Ajman in educational campaigns, programmes and activities, exhibitions, and initiatives, raising awareness among the youth and reaching out to youth councillors to organise art events. The MoU also stipulates conducting research into the upcoming activities and initiatives and exchanging experiences and data between the two parties.
Speaking about the MoU, Mubarak Al Nakhi, said, “This MoU serves to strengthen the UAE’s exemplary efforts in joint institutional work at the local and regional levels. We cannot achieve our goals or accomplish any future projects without partnership and cooperation between various stakeholders in the country. With its multi-pronged approach, this MoU will help us undertake joint projects with the Emirate of Ajman for culture and community development.”
He continued, “The ministry seeks to implement the guidance of the good leadership to strengthen cooperation between different sectors. We acknowledge the importance of building a thriving cultural ecosystem and supporting talented people in the country. Not only does it help to promote national identity, but it also opens new avenues for the youth to play an active role in shaping the future of the country. We envisage our country to be placed among the leading countries in the world in the field of development, creativity, innovation and joint institutional action.”
Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al Nuaimi stressed that under the guidance of Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Head of the Ajman Municipality and Planning Department, the department seeks to consolidate joint action with federal authorities to achieve its strategic objectives and support cultural projects that impact lives positively.
He added that Ajman Municipality and Planning Department is proud to work with the Ministry of Culture and Youth, which is responsible for developing strategies and drawing up integrated cultural and youth policies in the UAE to develop culture, youth, and media. The ministry oversees various cultural and media sectors, including tangible and intangible cultural heritage, literature, visual and performing arts, audio and video, design, digital creativity, and the cultural and creative industries. It is also tasked with maintaining national identity, promoting national belonging among citizens, supporting young talent and monitoring media content.