The Minister of Communications emphasizes the importance of strengthening relations with Jordan and Iraq in the field of information technology

Posted on: Sunday, 28 November 2021 – 18:32 | Last updated: Sunday, 28 November 2021 – 18:32

Dr. Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, emphasized that the joint relations with Jordan and Iraq are rooted in history and are rooted in geography, and emphasized the importance of consolidating these relations in the field of communications and information technology to their advantage. of the peoples of the three countries, in the light of technological development and viewing the world from a Fourth Industrial Revolution opens up all technology that can be used to address the challenges facing societies.

This took place during the discussions that dr. Amr Talaat discussed with Ahmed Al Hanandeh, Jordan’s Minister of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship, and engineer Arkan Shihab Al Shaibani, the Iraqi Minister of Communications, who is visiting Cairo, where they discussed ways to improve cooperation and tripartite relations on the strengthen area of ​​communication and information technology.

It comes within the framework of the course of the Tripartite Cooperation Summit, the first round of which was launched in Cairo in March 2019 under the banner of the leaders of the three countries.

An extensive meeting was held in the presence of a number of executive leaders at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, the Iraqi Ministry of Communications, and the Jordanian Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship.

Dr Amr Talaat said that the proposed axes of cooperation between the three countries, which include building digital capabilities, supporting entrepreneurship and providing opportunities for young people in the three countries to set up companies, are based on modern data; He pointed out that collaboration in the field of artificial intelligence techniques that can be used in various fields, including health care, water resource management, environment, agriculture and Arabic word processing, was also discussed. In addition to collaboration in the field of interconnection and providing access to cyberspace for a greater number of citizens in the three countries, contributing to the achievement of digital unity and technological renaissance.

In turn, the Iraqi Minister of Communications confirmed that the three strategic axes of cooperation open up prospects for cooperation on multiple axes, and expressed his commitment to establish private-sector partnerships in the three countries, while providing government support to to establish this. partnerships, which will contribute to the provision of jobs for young people.

He added that a proposal had been made to invite private sector companies and start-ups operating in the three countries to a forum to be held in one of the three cities (Sharm el-Sheikh, Basra or Aqaba). to establish cooperation and establish partnerships among them.

The Iraqi Minister of Communications praised the Egyptian experience in the field of artificial intelligence; He explained that Iraq has plans to take advantage of artificial intelligence technology by 2022; expresses its desire to work with Egypt and Jordan to benefit from their expertise in this field; He indicated his interest in cooperating in the field of fiber optic cables, which is of great importance because of its advantage for other applications.

In turn, the Jordanian Minister of Digital Economy explained that this tripartite meeting is the first, but it will not be the last. He stressed that the ICT sector in the three countries could play an important role in strengthening the historical ties that unite these countries, whose people represent half of the Arabic speakers in the region, as well as half of the final consumers. in the region.

He added that the world is witnessing a stage of intellectual, social, political and digital transformation, where digital transformation is the basis of transformation processes in the light of the new concepts that the world is witnessing; He emphasized the importance of empowering and supporting young people in the framework of strengthening the partnership between the three countries.

The Jordanian Minister expressed his interest in cooperating in the field of artificial intelligence and building digital capabilities, especially as Jordan is preparing its strategy for artificial intelligence. He expresses his commitment to take advantage of the Egyptian experience in this field and to establish a real partnership on the ground to take advantage of these technologies in various fields.

During the meeting, the ministers confirmed that there are instructions from the political leadership in the three countries to establish real partnerships among them for the benefit of the citizens of these countries.

On the other hand, Ambassador Ahmed Nayef Al-Dulaimi, Iraq’s Ambassador to Cairo, pointed out the depth of the historical relations that unite Egypt, Iraq and Jordan, based on the foundation of mutual respect and common interest. He stressed that Egypt has a pioneering experience, expertise and competencies, which expresses its aspiration to improve joint cooperation and benefit from the Egyptian experience.

In turn, Ambassador Amjad Al-Adayleh, Jordan’s Ambassador to Cairo, reaffirmed that the three countries have economic benefits within which integration can be achieved, pointing out that this cooperation represents a political and economic side branch, as well as the future for the people of the three countries, representing a large human mass that makes up a large part of the population of the Arab world. He praised the achievements that Egypt witnessed during the era of the new republic, which represents a success for all Arabs.

In turn, dr. Sherif Farouk, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Postal Authority, during the extended meeting reviewed the role of Egypt Post in consolidating the digital system in Egypt; Referring to the Egyptian-Iraqi-Jordanian cooperation during the meetings of the Universal Post Union, which has always seen a consensus of visions among them; He referred to the proposed aspects of co-operation in the field of postal, banking and public services provided by the Post.

Eng Seif Munib, Executive Vice President for International Affairs and Operators at Telecom Egypt, in turn explained the company’s projects in the field of international cables and international connectivity in line with the state’s plan in the international cable industry. With reference to the cooperation in the field of international infrastructure with Jordan for 17 years; And to the proposed tripartite cooperation aspects in this area.

In turn, Engineer Golstan Radwan, Adviser to the Minister of Artificial Intelligence, the axes of the National Artificial Intelligence Strategy, her vision to achieve development and prosperity; She explained the artificial intelligence projects under planning and implementation in Egypt, as well as the existing local and international partnerships, and noted the cooperation with the countries of Jordan and Iraq in the Arab Group for Artificial Intelligence under the umbrella of the Arab League States.

In turn, the dr. Reem Bahgat, President of Misr Informatics University, gave a presentation on the vision of the university, which is the first specialized university in the region, and pointed out that the university strives to provide a leading educational level comparable to the most powerful international universities to keep pace with modern technological developments and the needs of the global market and to prepare Egypt’s youth And the region for the future, which explains the university’s study system and its academic programs.

In turn, dr. Iman Ashour, Director of the National Telecommunications Institute, refers to the initiatives implemented by the National Telecommunications Institute in partnership with international companies to provide technical training with international certificates; Review of the Institute’s efforts to build a base of trainers at the level of the Republic; He pointed to the possibility of tripartite cooperation in the field of training of trainers through interactive distance programs.

In turn, the dr. Heba Saleh, Director of the Institute of Information Technology, explains that the Institute, as one of the training arms of the Ministry, provides a matrix of initiatives in collaboration with the private sector to provide training in the areas of the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, information security a blockchain; She pointed out the possibility of joint tripartite cooperation through twins and benefited from the initiatives offered by the institute via the internet.

It is noteworthy that the visit of the Iraqi and Jordanian delegation to Egypt lasts for two days; The two delegations are scheduled to visit the Telecom Egypt Regional Data Center, the Institute of Information Technology and the National Telecommunications Institute. Meetings will also be held with the Post, the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, and a visit to the Telecommunications Network Quality Measurement Center at the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, and the Technology Industry Development Authority the information.

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