19 July 2021
ICT Minister, Singaporean Ambassador Discuss Enhancing Cooperation in ICT

The Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat has met with the Ambassador of Singapore to Egypt Dominic Goh to discuss enhancing bilateral cooperation between the two countries in ICT.

During the meeting, Talaat pointed out Digital Egypt strategy and the efforts made to achieve digital transformation and build the Egyptian citizen through providing training programs at different levels in ICT, as well as launching and implementing programs and initiatives to stimulate technological innovation and entrepreneurship among young people.

The ICT Minister stressed the importance of enhancing cooperation between Egypt and Singapore in ICT, in light of the distinguished relations between the two countries and the progress made in adopting emerging technologies, including Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its various applications.

For his part, Goh affirmed his country's readiness to cooperate with Egypt in capacity building and developing skills through a number of world-class specialized universities, and through providing training programs to grant young people certifications in a number of topics, including AI. He pointed out the possibility of cooperation in AI, providing digital services, and digital financial inclusion.

Goh also invited the ICT Minister to visit Singapore, building on the invitation extended by the Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-charge of Smart Nation and Cybersecurity in Singapore Josephine Teo, to enhance bilateral cooperation between the two countries in ICT. Talaat accepted the invitation and extended a similar one to his counterpart, the Singaporean Minister for Communications and Information.

It is worth noting that the meeting comes in view of the signing of an agreement of cooperation between the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) and AI Singapore (AISG) to cooperate in raising public awareness of AI, and transferring knowledge through a training of trainers (ToT) hands-on professional training program targeting specialists in that field.

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