UAE joins International Vaccine Institute in Korea in a ceremony
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UAE joins International Vaccine Institute in Korea in a ceremony
  • Lee Kyung-sik
  • 승인 2022.03.25 14:37
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Attended by the Ambassador, Assistant Undersecretary of Health of the UAE

The following article is based on a press release provided by the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Seoul for publication by The Korea Post media, publisher of 3 English and 2 Korean-language news publications since 1985.—Ed.

The International Vaccine Institute (IVI) in the Republic of Korea held a ceremony on the occasion of the joining of the United Arab Emirates to the Institute, on Thursday morning, March 17, 2022, in the presence of His Excellency Abdulla Saif Al Nuaimi, Ambassador of the UAE to the Republic of Korea, and His Excellency Nasser Al Budoor, Assistant Undersecretary for External Relations Affairs and Health of the UAE.

Abassador Abdulla Saif Al Nuaimi of the UAE in Seoul speaks at the meeting of the International Vaccine Institute in the Republic of Korea on the occasion of the joining of his country in the IVA.
Ambassador Abdulla Saif Al Nuaimi of the UAE in Seoul speaks at the meeting of the International Vaccine Institute in the Republic of Korea on the occasion of the joining of his country in the IVA on March 17, 2022.

On the Korean side, the ceremony was attended by Lee Jong-Koo, Ambassador for Global Health Security of the Republic of Korea and Dr. Jerome Kim, Director General of IVI. 
His Excellency the Ambassador delivered a speech on this occasion, in which he expressed the UAE’s thanks and appreciation for joining this prestigious international institute, and explained that the UAE’s joining of this institute will contribute to strengthening cooperation and coordination between the UAE and the aforementioned institute, and will help support and expand the role and tasks of the UAE in the field of vaccines at the international level.

His Excellency Abdulla Saif Al Nuaimi, UAE Ambassador to Seoul, raises the UAE flag at the top of the headquarters of the International Vaccine Institute (IVI).
Ambassador Al Nuaimi of the UAE in Seoul raises the UAE flag at the top of the headquarters of the International Vaccine Institute (IVI).

The ceremony also witnessed the raising of the UAE flag at the top of the International Vaccine Institute building, followed by the national anthems of both friendly countries, which have a special strategic partnership and close relations in various fields and sectors.
This event indicates the appreciation of international and regional organizations for the efforts of the UAE to contain the Covid-19 pandemic and its pioneering contributions in providing vaccination doses in most of the affected countries. This accession will contribute to highlighting the UAE's leading role in serving the international community, as the UAE is considered one of the first countries that contributed to providing a helping hand to needy countries.

His Excellency Abdullah Saif Al Nuaimi, UAE Ambassador to Seoul, and His Excellency Nasser Al Budoor, Assistant Undersecretary for External Relations Affairs and Health of the UAE, and members of the International Vaccine Institute (IVI), on the occasion of the UAE joining the IVI and raising the UAE flag at the Institute’s building
Ambassador Al Nuaimi of the UAE, Assistant Undersecretary Nasser Al Budoor for External Relations Affairs and Health of the UAE, and members of the International Vaccine Institute pose for the camera on the occasion of the UAE joining the IVI and raising the UAE flag at the Institute’s building

In this context, it should be noted that the UAE has given the health sector one of its most important priorities. The National Agenda of the UAE Vision looks forward to implementing a health system based on the highest international standards. It works, in cooperation with all local health authorities, to accredit all government and private hospitals, according to clear national and international standards in terms of providing services, and the quality and adequacy of the medical staff. 

Ambassador Al Nuaimi of the UAE(second from right) poses with other participants in the IVI meeting in Seoul.
Ambassador Al Nuaimi of the UAE (second from right) poses with other participants in the IVI meeting in Seoul.

The National Agenda also aspires to consolidate the preventive aspect, reduce the rate and diseases of cancer, and lifestyle-related diseases such as diabetes and heart, to achieve a healthy life and a long life. And developing the health system’s readiness to deal with epidemics and health risks, in addition to its global efforts in providing medical aid to various needy countries.


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