On the morning of December 15, 2019, the delegation of China-Arab States Technology Transfer Center(CASTTC) met with Mr. Nabil Haider and Mr. Muhanad Tnayed, Director and Deputy Director of the China-Arab States (Dubai) Technology Transfer Center. The two sides recapped the bilateral cooperation since 2014. After reporting about the the UAE and other Arab countries’ demand in areas of medicine, science and technology training, water-saving irrigation, etc., the Dubai side hoped that the delegation’s visit should be driven by the real demands and intentions for practical cooperation, so that the relevant work for 2020 will be promoted more effectively.
The delegation meets with the Director of the China-Arab States (Dubai) Technology Transfer Center.
At noon, the delegation visited the Ministry of Education of the UAE, Mr. Mohamed Baniyas, Director of the Commission for Academic Accreditation welcomed the delegation. He introduced the Commission’s responsibilities and functions and expressed the eagerness to cooperate with Chinese outstanding universities by attracting them to set up branches in UAE and exchanging students. According to the above demand, Mr. Li Guofeng, the Director General of CASTTC specifically stated the background and functions of the center as well as its achievements in international training, joint laboratories and Talented Young Scientist Program in recent years. He suggested that both sides strengthen exchanges in existing or innovative ways. Prof. Baniyas highly agreed with Mr. Li and pointed out that the Ministry of Education, also the functional department in charge of the country’s science and technology, has decided to bolster the support for science and technology development, which promises a broad prospect for bilateral cooperation. He added that the work of CASTTC as a technology transfer platform connecting China and Arab countries can help promote the development of the country, and the bilateral sides can cooperate in such areas as science and technology, medicine, finance, etc., by participating in the international training workshop and YTSP to promote the exchanges between universities and scientific research institutions of both countries.
Mr. Mohamed Baniyas (third from right), Director of the Commission for Academic Accreditation welcomed the delegation.
In the afternoon, the delegation paid a site visit to Dubai F1 Hawk Farm. While showing the delegation around the hawk clinic and breeding center, Mr. Mohamed Alkindi, General Manager of the Farm introduced the status quo and problems of the industry. He hoped to find professional institutions researching hawk diseases in North China to do joint research on medicines for the treatment of hawk flu and parasites through the platform of CASTTC.
In the UAE, hawk is a respectable animal symbolizing the culture and history of the country. At the moment, hawk, as the third largest industry merely after horses and camels, also a national brand, has promoted the general economic development of the nation.
Mr. Mohamed Alkindi, General Manager of the Farm introduced the status quo and problems of the industry.