TRENDS and the UAE Embassy in South Korea discuss mechanisms for organizing joint scientific events with peer think tanks
Research and Advisory discussed with the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in
the Republic of Korea ways of cooperation and building of constructive
partnership with Korean think tanks and research institutions in the scientific
and knowledge fields. The meeting discussed possible mechanisms for organizing
a set of programs, events and scientific conferences in Korea. TRENDS Center is
the knowledge partner of the esteemed UAE Embassy in South Korea and a number
of Korean universities as well.
audience was held during the visit by a delegation from the UAE Embassy in the
Republic of Korea to the headquarters of TRENDS Research and Advisory in Abu
Dhabi. The Embassy delegation was briefed on the Center's scientific and
research efforts, its international strategy of openness to globasl research Centers
and similar institutions. TRENDS officials briefed the visiting embassy
delegation about its role in spreading knowledge aimed at promoting a culture
of peace, coexistence and tolerance and rejecting hate speech, violence and extremism.
Mohammed Abdullah Al-Ali, CEO of TRENDS Research and Advisory, appreciated the
visit by the embassy delegation. He said that TRENDS is an independent research
institution that seeks, through its scientific, research and knowledge
production, to build bridges of communication, understanding and dialogue
between peoples and societies. The Center does this through intensifying its
constructive partnerships with scientific research centers and active engagement
with international forums. The ultimate aim is to contribute to the
dissemination of knowledge, support research and scientific exchange, and
develop constructive, reliable and balanced solutions to the current
stressed that cooperation between think tanks and different research
institutions would contribute significantly to the development of enlightened
and sustainable visions and effective plans that serve the noble mission of
scientific research. This is embodied into TRENDS strategy of spreading the
values of tolerance and coexistence that promotes the value of peace. TRENDS
Center consider the significance of promoting peace and stresses the pivotal
role of research centers in promoting these values and relevant principles.
stated that TRENDS built strong relations and effective partnerships with
several research centers and institutes in the Republic of Korea. These include
the Jeju Peace Institute (JPI), where the two sides recently signed a
memorandum of understanding and cooperation. The MOU facilitates the conduct of
joint research, exchange of experiences and organization of joint events that
serve the goals and strategies of both sides in the fields of research and
dissemination of knowledge.
CEO of TRENDS Center indicated that the center had a distinguished and active participation
in the Seoul International Book Fair 2023. The Seoul Book Fair was a valuable
opportunity to showcase hundreds of titles from TRNDS diverse research
publications. Moreover, the Center used the popular Book Fair to discuss aspects
of mutual cooperation and scientific and research partnership with the
Institute of Middle Eastern Studies at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. TRENDS
Center has signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Korea-Arab Society to exchange
experts and experiences in areas of common interest.
delegation of the UAE Embassy in the Republic of Korea praised TRENDS'
scientific and research efforts, which are characterized by high accuracy and
professionalism. They praised TRENDS continuous endeavor to provide insightful visions.
The delegation lauded TRENDS for delivering sound visions and consultancy
studies to the decision-makers and interested audience. They praised this role which
contributes to promotion of the values of peace, tolerance, cooperation and
delegation stressed that the research and scientific output of TRENDS Center
and its conferences, seminars and regular international events, play a key role
in enhancing cooperation and mutual understanding between nations. The
delegation noted the significance of intellectual and research cooperation in
developing promoting common understanding of peace. This is achieved through meaningful
and effective research partnerships between various global think tanks.