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President Yoon Suk Yeol Discusses Building the Future of Humanity through Science and Technology Innovation


The Ministry of Science and ICT (“MSIT”; Minister Lee Jong-Ho) announced that President Yoon Suk Yeol attended the Future Vision Forum in Dubai held at the Museum of the Future, UAE on January 17 (local time)

The forum was organized at the invitation of the UAE to visit Dubai Museum of the Future, extended to President Yoon. The attendees at the forum included Her Excellency Sarah Al Amiri, the Minister of State for Public Education and Advanced Technology and the chair of Space Agency of the UAE, Dr. Richard David Hames, the Chairman of the centre for the Future, Dr. Ray O. Johnson, the Chief Executive Officer of the Technology Innovation Institute of the UAE, Dr. Linda G. Mills, the Vice Chancellor of New York University of the United States, His Excellency Choo Kyung-ho, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance, and His Excellency Dr. Lee Jong-Ho, the Minister of Science and ICT. President Yoon and the attendees discussed harnessing science and technology to overcome the global challenges we face and building a future that promotes humanity's shared values and prosperity with global solidarity.

The Dubai Museum of the Future opened in February 2022 to inspire its visitors and allow them to experience the infinite possibilities of the future. The UAE is actively investing in science and technology, announcing the Project of the 50 and pursuing the Mars Probe (Al-Amal) project.

In his remarks, President Yoon stressed the importance of preparing for the future. He highlighted that we must ensure that shared values such as human dignity are embedded in the future that we shape, and that science and technology should evolve through ceaseless innovation, fully contributing to realizing a desirable future. The President also noted that addressing global challenges such as the climate crisis, spread of infectious diseases, population aging, and low growth is a critical task for the future, and proclaimed that we need science and technology's contributions and international solidarity to realize the envisioned future.

The Minister of State for Public Education and Advanced Technology, H.E. Sarah Al Amiri said, “From the early stage of UAE's space development, we worked together with the Korean government and companies to advance our space technologies," and expressed her will to strengthen international cooperation to address global challenges.

Science and ICT Minister Lee said, “Just as science, technology and international solidarity contributed greatly in our endeavors to overcome the COVID-19 crisis, a science and technology approach to tackle the global challenges we face, such as population aging, infectious diseases, and climate crisis, are important,” and added "The MSIT plans to leverage our technological capabilities to take initiative and make greater contribution to the international community.”

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