More Africa NewsEgypt and Libya prepare implementation plan for their cooperation in ICTs and postal services

June 22, 2021by myles0

Following the internal conflict in Libya, its technology and telecoms sector has been largely damaged. Its rehabilitation is one of the priorities of the country, which is currently under reconstruction. The Libyan authorities are aware of the challenges of digital transformation.

Egyptian Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat and Faisal Ahmed Qarqab, chairman of Libyan Telecoms Holding Company, discussed on Sunday June 20 the implementation of cooperation between Egypt and Libya in the ICT and postal sectors. The two men agreed on the formation of a joint work team which will develop a collaboration plan as well as a timetable for the implementation of the cooperation projects.

Amr Talaat underlined that the cooperation with Libya which covers several aspects (development of digital infrastructure, digital transformation, postal services, capacity building, development of digital skills of young people in various communication sciences and information technologies, the development of the legal framework of the ICT sector, the training of Libyan workers in cybersecurity) will help to put the Libyan telecoms and ICT market back on its feet to make it a factor of human and economic development.

Last April, Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly paid a working visit to the Libyan capital Tripoli. During his stay, he materialized Egypt’s commitment to support Libya in the reconstruction of its ICT sector by signing three cooperation agreements. Discussions between Amr Talaat and Faisal Ahmed Qarqab are part of this commitment.

Through Egypt’s expertise in the development of its ICT and postal sector, Libya should restore, among other things, the access of its populations to quality telecom services, the financial contribution of this sector to the finances of the State. weighed down by several years of conflict, the return of international financial exchanges by mobile and online, the attraction of new investors. 

Source: Agence Ecofin

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