Egypt, represented by the National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (NTRA), will participate in the Central Region Communication Conference (CRCC), hosted by the United States Central Command (USCENTCOM), in Washington, USA, on April 18-20.
The Conference will bring together ICT ministers, telecommunications regulators, senior military ICT officers and ambassadors residing in Washington from eleven countries: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates.
Under the theme “responding to incidents threatening cybersecurity”, CRCC aims at promoting multilateral participation in exchanging regional information and communications systems to promote regional security, stability and economic development. CRCC will feature several presentations and an opportunity for regional delegations to exchange views and lessons learned from their respective national cybersecurity strategies and ICT initiatives.
The Conference also aims to strengthen cooperation between relevant entities and organizations to meet the operational requirements of the sector and to overcome the challenges related to crisis management or relief missions sent in disaster situations.
The United States Central Command (CENTCOM) was established on 1 January 1983. As its name implies, CENTCOM covers the "central" area of the globe located between the European, African and Pacific Commands. The CENTCOM Coalition nations seek to promote peace and stability, enhancing capabilities, sharing information and addressing destabilizing issues in the region.