Brunei, UAE ink agreement on maritime industry development

The government of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam recently signed an agreement with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) during the monarch’s working visit to Dubai for the World Government Summit 2022.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was on the Recognition of Certificate Issued under the Provisions of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch Keeping for Seafarers, 1978 as amended.

The MoU was an initiative to develop the maritime industry of the sultanate in terms of manpower.

It was signed by Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister of Finance and Economy Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Amin Liew Abdullah, on behalf of the Government of His Majesty while the Government of the UAE was represented by Minister of Energy and Infrastructure Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei.

For Brunei seafarers, competency certificates recognised by the UAE will enable employment opportunities on merchant ships registered under both countries with maritime institutions in Brunei and the UAE to be co-recognised by each other.

Brunei previously signed a similar deal with at least 15 countries namely, Australia, Canada, Ghana, Ireland, Pakistan, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, New Zealand, the Philippines, Croatia, India, Indonesia, Singapore, United Kingdom, and Vietnam.

This article was first published on 02 April 2022 in our Weekly Epaper issue 187 | 


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