Egypt hands over the torch of the Arab Digital Capital for the year 2022 to the Sultanate of Oman

Dr. Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, met via video conference, engineer Saeed bin Hamoud bin Saeed Al Maawali, Minister of Transport, Communications and Information Technology in the Sultanate of Oman.

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

Talaat explained that the choice of the new administrative capital as an Arab digital capital for 2021 was based on a number of visions and main reasons, including being a green smart city with global technologies and an ecosystem that is a solid partnership among all stakeholders to serve the goals of sustainable development, as it is a modern modern city that is establishing an era. It is a new part of ancient Egyptian civilization and offers the world a civilized and humane pattern for a living environment with an innovative concept, integrated urban development leading to 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.

Dr. Amr Talaat added 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 specializes in communication sciences, information technology and related fields. It is the first specialized computer science university in Africa and the Middle East aimed at providing education and scientific research on a global level and providing capacity building programs and consulting , which contributes to human, social and economic development in Egypt, the Arab sister countries and Africa.

He expressed his aspiration that Omani students will benefit from the great technological capabilities that the university provides to its students; Note that Knowledge City also includes the first innovation generation of the fourth industrial generation in Egypt, as well as a training building that includes a branch of the Ministry’s National Telecommunications Institute and Information Technology Institute, with the aim of providing specialized training to young people in the fields of advanced technology and communication.

Dr. Amr Talaat took note of 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 of the development of the abilities of Arabic is. youth, as it offers high-quality training courses in Arabic in various emerging technological fields. . As well as the “Our Digital Future” initiative, which aims to train 250,000 young people on future skills and jobs in the fields of advanced information technology through a virtual academy in partnership between the public and private sectors.

He also 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 the International Telecommunication Union. to shed on the most successful experiences in the Arab countries and to gain advantage at Arab level to create an advanced digital society; He stressed the Egyptian state’s interest in benefiting from the experiences of fraternal countries and in achieving 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.

Engineer Saeed bin Hamoud bin Saeed Al Maawali, Minister of Transport, Communications and Information Technology in the Sultanate of Oman, Dr. Amr Talaat congratulated on the success of the Arab Digital Capital file during the leadership of the Arab Republic of Egypt for this initiative in 2021; He pointed out that the progress seen by the Egyptian ICT sector 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 Saeed bin Hamoud bin Saeed Al Maawali reviewed the Sultanate of Oman’s plans to activate the Muscat Arab Digital Capital initiative and advance the communications and information technology sector through the implementation of many technical initiatives. He also has dr. Amr Talaat invited to visit the Sultanate of Oman to take a closer look at the Omani ICT sector.

The meeting was attended by video conference, Deputy 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 International Regional Office Telecommunication Union, and Dr.

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