12 October 2021
ICT Minister, Yemeni Counterpart Discuss Cooperation in ICT

The Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat has met with his Yemeni counterpart Najeeb Mansour Hameed Al-Auj to discuss cooperation in ICT.

The meeting is within the framework of the official visit of the Yemeni government delegation to Egypt, headed by Yemeni Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik to discuss enhancing cooperation between the two countries.

Talaat underlined that the meeting is within the framework of the decades-long strategic ties between Egypt and Yemen and reflects the great importance that the political leadership in the two countries attach to cooperation on different levels. He said that he looks forward to a successful partnership between the two countries in ICT.

In addition, Talaat presented the Digital Egypt strategy and the country’s achievements in bringing about digital transformation, forming a participatory government, upgrading the information infrastructure, and leveraging the international submarine cables running across Egypt. He shed light on the breakthrough that Egypt made in capacity building, technology innovation and entrepreneurship and pointed out Egypt Post’s development plan.

For his part, Al-Auj praised Egypt’s ICT experience, which involves building the Egyptian citizen. He said that he looks forward to collaborating in training and capacity building in ICT and exploring the training facilities affiliated with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) to help renovate the telecommunication center in Yemen. In addition, the Yemeni Minister said that he is keen to cooperate with Egypt in communications regulation to benefit from the Egyptian experience in this field, including the Personal Data Protection Law and the Anti-Cybercrime Law, and to leverage the Egyptian expertise in developing post offices and improving the quality of services.

The meeting discussed Egypt's mobile phone manufacturing capabilities and the possibility of exporting such products to the Yemeni market, in addition to providing consultation and technical support in installing fiber optic cables.

On the sidelines of the meeting, the Yemeni Minister took a tour inside Smart Village to explore closely the ICT projects it hosts. The tour included a visit to the Information Technology Institute where the Yemeni Minister was received by ITI Chairwoman Heba Saleh. Al-Auj was introduced to the ITI role in qualifying people and offering world-class training in line with the highest global standards in modern applications and programs. ITI students receive excellent qualification opportunities according to the best globally accredited curricula and through a highly qualified team.

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