the Saudi Emirati Coordination Council

​​​​​​​Vision

The Council aims to create ​a unique model for integration and cooperation between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates regionally and in the Arab world through joint strategic projects which will lead to achieve sustainability in security and prosperity for the two brotherly peoples.

Council Objectives

  • Develop a joint vision between the two countries to consolidate and sustain their bilateral relations within of the GCC objectives
  • Enhance the integration of both countries’ economic system​s and find innovative solutions for optimal utilization of current resources
  • Build an integrated educational system based on the strengths of both countries to prepare highly qualified generations
  • Consolidate political, security and military cooperation between the two countries in an integrated manner in order to enhance the security of both countries
  • Consolidate political, security and military cooperation between the two countries in an integrated manner in order to enhance the security of both countries

Ab​out the Council​

Foundation

Based on the keenness of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to consolidate their brotherly relations, and due to their desire to intensify bilateral cooperation through continuous consultation and coordination in many fields, and based on the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, may God preserve him and his brother His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, may God protect him, the Saudi-Emirati Coordination Council was established in May of 2016.

The purpose of establishing the Council

The Council aims to consult and coordinate on common interest in different matters and topics in all fields.

The Board Activation

The “Khalwat Al`azm” (The Retreat of Determination) was held to activate the Saudi-Emirati Coordination Council as a platform for consultation and coordination between joint work teams to propose and discuss initiatives and projects within the various vital sectors between the two countries.

The Saudi-Emirati Coordination Council meets once a year.

The Executive Committee

Under the Council`s Presidency there is an Executive Committee at the ministerial level that meets (twice) a year, and the meeting is held in either country alternately.

The Executive Committee Secretariat

The chair of the committee's secretariat rotates between KSA and UAE yearly.

The Executive Committee Secretariat links between the Executive Committee and its integration committees, and all decisions of the Coordination Council should be approved through the committee's secretariat.

The Role of the Secretariat of the Executive Committee:

  1. Work with various bodies to create and activate the Council's initiatives
  2. Ensure the progress of initiatives
  3. Provide various strategic consultations to the bodies from the Saudi side
  4. Ensure that initiatives and projects align with the Council’s vision and objectives
  5. Activate dialogue between the two countries through different platforms such as presidential meetings, executive and integration committees, in addition to workshops
  6. Overcoming the obstacles facing work teams on both sides and report them if needed

Integration Committees

Five complementary subcommittees emanate from the Executive Committee, which is responsible for detailing opportunities, projects, and work programs. These committees formed based on the most important areas of cooperation, and they have a direct role in following up on implementation. These committees can be formed when needed.

The Advisory Committee from the Private Sector

Based on the importance of activating the partnership between the public and private sectors, and the important role that the private sector plays in the relationship between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, it was decided to form a committee that includes several businessmen and women from both countries.

COUNCIL PRESIDENCY AND MEMBERS​

KSA SIDE

​UAE SIDE

HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud

Crown Prince, Prime Minister

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

President of the United Arab Emirates, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council

COUNCIL MEMBERS ​

HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud

Minister of Energy

HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud Al Saud

Minister of Interior

HRH Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al-Saud

Minister of Culture

HH Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud

Minister of Foreign Affairs

HE Adel al Jubeir

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs

HE Dr. Majid Al Qasabi

Minister of Commerce, Acting Minister of Media

HE Mohammed Al Jadaan

Minister of Finance

HE Faisal Alibrahim

Minister of Economy and Planning, Chairman of the Executive Committee from the Saudi side.

HE Yousef Al-Benyan​

Minister of Education​​​

HE Bandar Alkhorayef

Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources

HE Eng. Khalid Al-Falih

Minister of Investment

HE Ahmed Al Khateeb

Minister of Tourism

HE Yasir Al Rumayyan

Governor of the Public Investment Fund

HE Turki Aldakhil

Saudi Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates

His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

HE Sheikh Nahyan bin Saif Al Nahyan

UAE Ambassador to the Kingdom

His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Governor’s Representative in the Western Region

His Highness Sheikh Tahnoon bin Zayed Al Nahyan

National Security Advisor

His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan Deputy Prime

Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs

HE Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi

Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Minister of Future - Chairman of the Executive Committee from Emirati side

HE Mohamed Al Hussaini

Minister of State for Financial Affairs

HE Abdullah bin Touq

Minister of Economy

​HE Ahmad Al Falasi

Minister of Education

HE Sultan Al Jaber

Minister of State

HE Ali bin Hammad Al Shamsi

Deputy Secretary- General of the Supreme Council​ for National Security​

HE  Eng. Suhail Al Mazroui

Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, Chairman of the Executive Committee from the Emirati side.

HE Dr. Abdullah Al Nuaimi

Minister of Environment and Climate Change​

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee chaired by the Minister of Economy and Planning on the Saudi side and the Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation​ on the UAE side.

Presidents of the Executive Committee

HE Faisal Alibrahim

Minister of Economy and Planning, Head of the Executive Committee from the Saudi side

HE Sheikh Shakhboot bin Nahyan Al Nahyan

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs


Members of the Executive Committee

HH Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud

Minister of Foreign Affairs

HE Dr. Majid Al Qasabi

Minister of Commerce, Acting Minister of Media

HE Majid bin Abdullah Al Huqail

Minster of Municipal Rural Affairs & Housing

HE Mohammed Al Jadaan

Minister of Finance

HE Dr. Hamad Al Sheikh

Minister of Education ​​​

HE Bandar Alkhorayef

Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources

HE Ahmed Al Khateeb

Advisor at the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Saudi Arabian Military Industries

HE Dr.Khaled Biyari

Assistant Defense Minister for Executive Affairs

HE Eng. Suhail Al Mazroui

Minister of Energy and Infrastructure.​

HE Mohamed alHussaini ​

Minister of State for Financial Affairs

HE Abdullah bin Touq

Minister of Economy

HE Ahmad Al Falasi

Minister of Education

HE Dr. Sultan Al Jaber

Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology

HE Ali bin Hammad Al Shamsi

Deputy Secretary- General of the Supreme Council for National Security 


Secretary General /General Coordinator 

Mr. Albara Alaskandarani

Deputy of international economic affairs on Ministry of Economy and Planning


Mr. Khalid Belhoul

Undersecretary of the Ministery of Foreign Affairs for International Cooperation

Major Outputs of the Saudi-Emirati Coordination Council:

  • More than 25 areas of cooperation have been activated by signing (25) memoranda of understanding
  • Members of the Executive Committee have been determined and they have taken up their work
  • The establishment of the secretariat of the Executive Committee
  • Forming and activating five integration committees, establishing their work method, and identifying their heads
  • Launching the first version of the  online platform
  • Publishing the first edition of the Council’s Work Mechanism and Policies Handbook
  • Involving the private sectors by Establishing an Advisory Committee for to participate in the Council

Integration Committees

Energy, Industry, and Infrastructure Committee:

  1. Production and industry
  2. Oil, gas and petrochemicals
  3. Renewable energy
  4. Infrastructure
  5. Logistics
  6. Housing

Finance and Investment Committee:

  1. Financial services and markets
  2. Entrepreneurship support
  3. Customs cooperation and common market
  4. Tourism and national heritage
  5. Government development and services
  6. External partnerships


Environment and Supplies Security Committee:

  1. Environment, water and agriculture
  2. Supplies security
  3. Food security
  4. Space

Human Development Committee:

  1. Education
  2. Culture
  3. Media
  4. Health
  5. Youth
  6. Sports

Political, Military and Security Committee:

  1. Political and strategic dialogue
  2. Military industry and procurement
  3. Security

Integration Committees of the Saudi – Emirati Council ​​

Integration Committees

​KSA Side

​UAE Side​

Finance and Investment Committee

Ministry of Finance

Ministry of Finance

Energy, Industry, and Infrastructure Committee

Ministry of Energy

Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure

Environment and Supplies Security Committee

Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture

Ministry of Environment and Climate Change

Human Development Committee

Ministry of Education

Ministry of the Ministry of Education

Political, Military and Security Committee

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ministry of Defense
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