As part of his ongoing whistle-stop world tour, Apple CEO Tim Cook recently spoke with UAE Minister of Cabinet Affairs Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi and a handful of other officials from both sides in Dubai. He discussed a range of topics including the development of next-generation educational applications and the possibilities of creating an all-new educational model that can be adopted by other nations.
Al Gergawi who received his postsecondary education in the United States praised the potential of a relationship with Apple, stating that the company’s history of innovation would be an asset as the government looks to set an example of how such public-private partnerships can benefit both parties. He had the following to say regarding the matter:
The UAE leadership's directives are clearly aligned toward establishing partnerships with global organizations, and the strategic partnership with Apple is in line with the directives of Shaikh Mohammed.
Source: Khaleej Times