Telecom: The choice of the administrative capital as an Arab digital capital for 2021

The Minister of Communications and Information Technology, dr. Amr Talaat, said that the choice of the new administrative capital as an “Arab digital capital for the year 2021” is based on a number of visions and the main reasons, including that it is a green smart city with global technologies and a ecosystem that includes a solid partnership between all stakeholders to serve the sustainable development goals.

This took place during Egypt today, Monday, handing over the torch of the Arab Digital Capital for 2022 to the Sultanate of Oman in a video conference meeting, which dr. Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, with Eng. Saeed brought along. bin Hamoud bin Saeed Al Maawali, Minister of Transport, Communications and Information Technology in the Sultanate of Oman; As part of the celebration of Muscat’s choice as the Arab Digital Capital for 2022, the successor to the new administrative capital in Egypt.

Dr. During the meeting, Amr Talaat congratulated his Omani counterpart on this occasion, noting that the initiative of the Arab Digital Capital is one of the fruits of the meetings of the Council of Arab Ministers of Communications and Information of the League of Arab States, which recommended to highlight the successful Arab digital experiences and efforts for the capitals of the Arab world that carry the torch of technological development Sustainable in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution with the aim of exchanging knowledge, visions and experiences to a to achieve promising Arab digital future for all Arab countries based on basic axes that include digital transformation, developing digital skills and abilities, stimulating creativity and creative digital work, and then creating an environment conducive to investment in all Arab countries.

Dr. Amr Talaat explained that the new administrative capital is a modern, modern city that establishes a new era of ancient Egyptian civilization and provides the world with a civilized and human pattern for a living environment with an innovative concept, and integrated urban development that transcends a decent life, continuous social justice, integrated human services and sustainable development that is environmentally friendly; He pointed out that the new administrative capital embodies the Egyptian state’s plan to move to a new generation of “smart, sustainable and environmentally friendly cities” that include smart city technologies and provide a unified digital infrastructure and smart utility network.

He pointed out that the new administrative capital houses the City of Knowledge, which is a digital information community that supports research, innovation and training in advanced technologies to prepare generations of innovators and technically talented, as it includes the Misr Informatics University . specialized in communication sciences, information technology and related fields, which is the first university Specialized computer science in Africa and the Middle East aimed at providing education and scientific research on a global level and providing capacity building programs and consulting; Contributing to human, social and economic development in Egypt, the fraternal Arab countries and Africa.

The Minister expressed his desire that Omani students should benefit from the great technological capabilities that the university offers to its students, and pointed out that the city of knowledge also includes the first innovation center of the fourth industrial generation in Egypt, as well as’ a training building. it includes a branch of the Ministry of National Communications and the Institute of Information Technology. With the aim of providing specialized training to young people in the field of advanced technology and communication.

Dr. Talaat referred to the initiatives of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology to build digital capabilities with a focus on policies to encourage women’s participation, including the “Maharah-Tech” initiative, which is one of the pillars for the developing the skills of Arab young people, as it offers high-quality training courses in Arabic in various emerging technological fields, as well as the “Our future is digital” initiative, which aims to train 250,000 young people about future skills and jobs in the fields of advanced information technology, through a virtual academy in partnership between the public and private sectors.

Dr. Amr Talaat appreciates the role played by the Technical Secretariat of the Council of Arab Ministers of Communications and Information and the Arab Organization for Communications and Information Technology as the regional coordinator for this initiative, as well as the Arab Regional Office of International Telecommunications. Union to shed light on the most prominent successful experiences in the Arab countries and to bring about benefit at Arab level to create a society that is advanced digital, emphasizing the Egyptian state’s interest in benefiting from the experiences of brother countries and for effective Arab cooperation at all levels in the field of communication and information technology.

Dr. Amr Talaat invited his Omani counterpart to visit Egypt to see the developments in the Egyptian ICT sector.

In turn, Eng Saeed bin Hamoud bin Saeed Al Maawali, Minister of Transport, Communications and Information Technology in the Sultanate of Oman, congratulated Dr Amr Talaat on the success of the Arab Digital Capital file during the leadership of the Arab Republic of Egypt for this initiative in 2021, noting that the progress seen by the ICT sector Al-Masry is a pioneering model and an example for the rest of the Arab countries.

The Omani minister also thanked the Council of Arab Ministers of Communications and Information under the umbrella of the League of Arab States for their confidence in the Sultanate of Oman by choosing Muscat as an Arab digital capital in 2022, and his pride in expressed this choice and considered it an incentive to complete the march initiated by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and subsequently the Arab Republic of Egypt.

Eng. Al-Maawali has reviewed the plans of the Sultanate of Oman to activate the Muscat initiative as an Arab digital capital and to upgrade the communications and information technology sector through the implementation of various technical initiatives.

He has dr. Amr Talaat invited to visit the Sultanate of Oman to take a closer look at the Omani ICT sector.

The virtual meeting was attended by Authorized Minister Ihab Soliman, Director of League of Arab States Affairs, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the League of Arab States, Engineer Ahmed Al-Rajhi, Senior Adviser to the Regional Telecommunications Office -unie, and dr. Reham Al-Mait, expert in the Department of Communications and Information Technology Development in the League of Arab States.

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