The Minister of Communications sees the introduction of electronic signature and stamp services

Dr. Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, witnessed the launch ceremony of “electronic signature and stamp” services in collaboration between Orange Egypt and Egypt Trust, in order to the agreement signed between them, which aims to publish companies and individuals’ contracts on electronic signature services through outlets Sales and branches of the Orange company.

This comes within the framework of the state’s efforts to expand the provision of digital services to companies, institutions and individuals, in order to support the digital transformation strategy in Egypt, accelerate its implementation and its applications to all sectors and fields to spread.

The electronic signature and seal is the legal alternative to the signature, and it is used to sign and certify all types of transactions, documents, requests, electronic correspondence and by e-mail. The electronic seal is the modern equivalent of the company’s seals and represents an electronic signature that enables companies to secure data, transactions and documents.

Launch 150 services on the digital Egypt platform

Dr. Amr Talaat, Minister of Communication and Information Technology, emphasized that this event represents a stepping stone in the process of building a digital Egypt, during which large packages of services are provided to citizens based on communication and information technology, and around 150 services are so far launched on the Digital Egypt platform in collaboration with the sectors that provide these services, explaining that the availability of electronic signature services comes within the framework of the second generation services provided on the platform, which are based on this technology and therefore can the citizen’s identity is verified and services are available to him without requiring him to be present at the service provider’s headquarters.

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Availability of the electronic signature tool for employees moving to the new administrative capital

The Minister explained that in 2019, a strategy was initiated to prepare a strategy to activate the electronic signature system through the amendment to the law issued in 2004, in line with modern technology. Those moving to the new administrative capital, noting that the second phase is related to transactions between the government, companies and bodies, including the electronic invoice in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance, and the electronic receipt system is currently being prepared, and note note that the Information Technology Industry Development Authority has prepared the information infrastructure to absorb the increasing loads of electronic signature verification requests.

“Talaat” added that the third phase is related to cooperation with the private sector to provide electronic signature services to citizens throughout the Republic, and praised the close cooperation between companies providing electronic signature services and telecommunications companies to achieve this, highlighting the importance of collaboration between the government and private sectors and civil society organizations to spread community awareness about the uses of electronic signature technology, especially as the coming period will witness the introduction of more services that depend on it.

In turn, Eng. Amr Mahfouz, CEO of the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA), said: “We are pleased to expand the electronic signature system and publish it at the level of the Republic to facilitate access to this important service, note that the authority injected investments estimated at 55 million pounds over the past 3 years.” year to develop Updating the operating systems of the supreme authority for electronic certification and developing the capabilities of the human element based on this system; He explained that the authority has also allocated about 75 million pounds for the purpose of establishing an exchange site for the highest root authority for electronic signature in the new administrative capital, in order to meet the increasing demand for electronic signature services and speed of response of the system and increases the speed of response to requests for immediate verification of the validity of electronic signature certificates.

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Engineer Yasser Shaker, CEO of Orange Egypt, expressed his happiness at the launch of the e-signature services in partnership with Egypt Trust, after previously signed to spread the uses of electronic signature and stamp on a large scale to cover all electronic transactions in to close, as the e-signature is one of the most important catalysts to accelerate digital transformation in Egypt. He added that Orange Egypt is always consolidating its position in the Egyptian market as a major provider of all technologies and applications of digital transformation and smart solutions through various partnerships and agreements with professional entities specializing in their digital fields.

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Engineer Mohamed Kiwan, CEO of Egypt Trust, said about the company’s efforts to develop its effective role in the distribution of electronic signature and electronic stamp services by introducing our services in Orange branches. Egypt Trust is the first company to issue electronic signatures and seals in Egypt, highlighting Egypt Trust’s capability and accumulated experience in providing its services over the past 15 years, serving companies and individuals through service delivery outlets enabled by the Information Technology -industry approved. Development Authority.

He continued, “The introduction of electronic signature and stamp services in Orange branches is a new success station of the success stations of Egypt Trust, through which we will further expand to reach the largest user base for electronic signature in Egypt to facilitate our services and our customers.”

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The two parties announced during the service launch ceremony that the first phase of operation will begin in the Orange branches in Abbas El Akkad Street in Nasr City and the Orange branch in Al Mesaha Square in Dokki, and that the two branches are currently fully prepared is to receive citizens, financiers and companies to complete the procedures for the withdrawal of signature and electronic stamp certificates, then the service continues in the rest of the branches In Alexandria, Mansoura, Ismailia and Assiut governorates as a second phase, then goes the interim operating process continued to include all governorates at the level of the Republic.

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