26 August 2022
ICT Minister, Lithuanian Govt Officials Hold Talks on Cooperation in Cybersecurity, Digital Services


The Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat has met with the Chair of the Communications Regulatory Authority (RRT) of the Republic of Lithuania Jūratė Šovienė. They discussed collaboration in digital services and telecommunications regulations.
 
The meeting was attended by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the Republic of Lithuania (and in the Kingdom of Denmark) Mohamed Karim Fouad Sherif, and Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania to Egypt Artūras Gailiūnas.
 
The meeting focused on the Egyptian and Lithuanian experiences in introducing electronic signatures, related services, and e-signature tools used in both countries. It also discussed enhancing cooperation and exchanging expertise in different areas, including e-signature applications and the regulation of e-signature terms of use in electronic transactions.
 
During the meeting, the ICT Minister presented the Egyptian efforts in expanding the use of e-signature as part of a plan to bring about digital transformation and render digital services to citizens.
 
Talaat also met with Vice Minister of National Defense Margiris Abukevičius and Director of the Cyber Security Management Department Jonas Skardinskas. Sherif and Gailiūnas attended the meeting.
 
The two sides discussed promoting cooperation and exchanging expertise in boosting cybersecurity and tackling cyber threats. They also considered collaborating in cyberspace security and exchanging knowledge on the best practices and policies. Other points of discussion included cooperating in building digital skills, training young people to become cybersecurity specialists, exchanging experts, and carrying out joint Research and Development (R&D) projects in cybersecurity.
 
Heading a high-level delegation, the ICT Minister is visiting Lithuania to promote collaboration between the two countries in ICT fields.
 
The meetings were attended by Head of Applied Innovation Center (AIC) Ahmed Tantawy, Vice President for Electronic Transactions Security at the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) Hazem Nabil, and senior officials from MCIT.

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