15 February 2022
ICT Minister, Italian Ambassador Discuss Cooperation in ICT

The Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat has met with the Italian Ambassador to Egypt Michele Quaroni to discuss enhancing cooperation between Egypt and Italy in ICT.

At the beginning of the meeting, the ICT Minister welcomed the Italian Ambassador and commended the common interests between the two countries as they share historical and cultural relations. Talaat said that he looks forward for more cooperation in ICT fields, especially in light of the great boom that Egypt is currently witnessing in digital transformation.

For his part, Quaroni emphasized the depth of ties between the two countries. He said that Italy is happy to cooperate with Egypt in ICT and in exchanging experiences in digitization, especially as Italy focuses on digital transformation.

The meeting proposed several areas of cooperation, most notably digital innovation and entrepreneurship. The Italian Ambassador stressed his country’s readiness to provide training programs for Egyptian youth in this field, and facilitate cooperation between business incubators in the two countries.

Moreover, the meeting reviewed mechanisms to support cooperation and exchange experiences between the two countries in digital transformation. Talaat presented the Egyptian experience to achieve digital transformation and automate government services, adding that nearly 120 digital government services were launched as part of a plan that targets making 200 digital services available by the end of this year.

At the end of the meeting, the ICT Minister, through the Italian Ambassador, invited his Italian counterpart to visit Egypt to explore the Egyptian ICT sector and discuss enhancing cooperation between the two countries in areas of common interest.

The meeting was attended by the CEO of the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) Amr Mahfouz.

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