Amr Talaat attends the launch ceremony of the electronic signature services “Delta Trust”.

Dr. Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, witnessed the launch ceremony of the electronic signature services “Delta Trust” in collaboration between Telecom Egypt WE and Delta Electronic Systems, which obtained a license to practice the activity of providing electronic signature services , and it comes within the framework of efforts to expand the provision of digital services to companies, institutions and individuals in support of the digital transformation strategy in Egypt.

Under this collaboration with Delta Electronic Systems, Telecom Egypt WE, the first integrated operator of communication and information technology services in Egypt, provides electronic signature services to companies and individuals through its branches, sales centers and exchanges, contributing to the expansion of the base of electronic signature usage and increasing work efficiency administration and improving digital services provided to citizens.

This step is in line with the state’s orientation to implement a digital transformation strategy, whereby new services provide citizens with the necessary tools to deal with digital services, such as the services of the tax authority, customs, the Investment Authority, social insurance, and others government and non-government services being successively automated.

Dr. Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, explained that the ministry’s strategy is based on three main axes: providing more governance and easier services to citizens, developing a secure digital infrastructure that provides citizens with all digital services on a high level of efficiency, continuity and stability, in addition to creating a base of competent cadres. To achieve and build a digital Egypt points out that this event combines these three pillars, as it is a new stage in the march of digital Egypt, given that the activation of the electronic signature system requires the construction of a set applications that depend on this important technology, which represents a qualitative leap in the services provided. He explained the efforts made to increase the efficiency of the digital infrastructure to ensure its ability to provide and ensure electronic signature services . services that depend on it in a stable and stable manner, emphasizing the ministry’s diligence that the launch of projects is accompanied by the building of specialized human cadres capable of managing and developing them.

Dr. Amr Talaat added that this event reflects the joint efforts between all elements of the ICT sector system to provide electronic signature services, noting that the electronic signature system was not previously activated in Egypt due to the lack of applications that require electronic. signature, which explains that it has started to be activated. Through the first axis, related to applications between state agencies, where the law enforcement system was started, and with the government moving to the new administrative capital, the employees of the administrative apparatus will practice their work using electronic signature, pointing out that the second axis is related to companies through the application of electronic invoicing in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance. Investment and corporate services will also be introduced with this technology, while the third as the provision of citizen services dependent on this technology in collaboration with all government agencies, where collaboration with the Ministries of Interior and Foreign Affairs has begun to consular services provided using electronic signature, which will be launched by the end of this year.

Eng Amr Mahfouz, CEO of the Information Technology Industry Development Authority, explained that the launch of this service comes within the framework of the authority’s efforts to spread the uses of electronic signature on a large scale in collaboration with the private sector, which contributes to the management of electronic activities and transactions, indicating the steady growth in the volume of electronic signature transactions. Around 3 million by the end of 2020, then it reached over 153 million by the end of 2021, and then 197 million in the first half of this year. He emphasized that this growth came as a result of the launch of a number of projects and services launched in collaboration with various parties, based on electronic signature technology.

Engineer Adel Hamed, Managing Director and CEO of WE Telecom Egypt, said that the company is “eager to effectively contribute to all projects that support the digital transformation strategy in Egypt, of which in particular electronic signature services are provided to individuals and companies on a way that increases the efficiency of administrative work and the system of digital services provided to customers.” With this new step taken by the company to consolidate its leading position, support business sectors and provide innovative applications and new services that help them achieve their business digitally, we have ambitious plans in collaboration with Delta Electronic Systems to expanding the base of electronic signature users in Egypt.”

For his part, Major General Hazem Saafan, vice chairman and managing director of Delta Electronic Systems, said: “I feel proud of all the successes we have achieved with the national partner represented by Telecom Egypt.” He added, “The services provided by Delta Trust are very important and are considered the cornerstone of digital transformation, as they improve the interaction of citizens and companies with digital Egypt. This was evident in several projects currently being implemented , such as the electronic invoice with the Tax Authority and a window program with the Customs Authority We hope that in the future the electronic signature will spread to include all sectors of the state, such as banks, courts and the property registry, and all this comes in line with Egypt’s 2030 vision.”

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