28 October 2020
MCIT Partakes in Egyptian-Iraqi Joint Higher Committee

The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) is participating in the Egyptian-Iraqi Joint Higher Committee, held on October 28-31, in Baghdad, Iraq.
The Committee comprises a number of meetings, including the experts and senior officials meeting, the Ministers of International Cooperation meeting, and the Prime Ministers meeting. MCIT participation is on the expert level.
The meeting aims to discuss enhancing cooperation in a number of areas, including capacity building, through providing specialized ICT training programs, capitalizing on the resources and potentials of specialized training institutes in both countries; exchanging experiences in technology incubators, innovation and entrepreneurship; developing mechanisms for boosting competitiveness and raising efficiency of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) through providing them opportunities to involve in investments that help develop the sector’s economies in both countries; and cooperating in joint innovation-based Research and Development (R&D) programs to serve digital economy projects.
Other cooperation areas include exchanging expertise in cybersecurity, legislation, the laws and policies pertaining to combating cybercrimes and protecting privacy. The meeting will also discuss the possibility of participating in the reconstruction of Iraq; establishing the infrastructure in Iraq; and exchanging the experiences and best practices adopted in the two countries in digital transformation, for building a digital society and economy, and creating efficient e-platforms for rendering government services.
This is in addition to enhancing cooperation in providing postal services using modern technical systems, such as postal exchange, postal parcels, International Postal System (IPS), international express mail, post offices automation and postal coding; and cooperating in the Digital Arabic Content (DAC) industry through exchanging expertise in cultural and natural heritage documentation, as well as digital libraries.
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