Philippine ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Hjayceelyn Quintana conveyed the country’s commitment with the UAE in building a knowledge-based economy.
In a message to Sheikh Fahim Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, head of the Sharjah Government Relations Department and chairman of the Supreme Committee for Digital Transformation of Sharjah, and Hussain Al Mahmoudi, Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Park chief executive officer, Quintana reiterated that the Philippines plans to increase its engagements in the fields of technology, creativity and scientific research in Sharjah.
“The Philippines and UAE recently agreed to explore cooperation in the field of space technology and its various applications on food security, hazard management, climate change, among others.
Likewise, information technology and business process management have a deep pool of Filipino talent, making it a fast-growing industry in the Philippines. This industry includes services in animation, contact center, game development, global in-house center, health information management, and IT and software services,” Quintana said.
Various Philippine creative industries will be presented at the upcoming World Expo in Dubai, added Quintana.