(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM))
ABU DHABI, 26th November, 2017 (WAM) -- The UAE and the Russian Federation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support Russia's official bid to host the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit, GMIS, in conjunction with the UNIPROM International Industry Fair in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg in July 2019. The request follows GMIS' successful inauguration in March 2017 in Abu Dhabi.
Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, GMIS is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Economy and the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, UNIDO.
Russia's bid to host the summit is the first of its kind at the state level.