More Africa NewsTowards the strengthening of collaboration between Egypt and Saudi Arabia in the field of digital economy

August 22, 2023by myles0

Egypt is relying on international cooperation to accelerate the implementation of its digital transformation strategy called “Digital Egypt 2030”. The country has recently signed agreements on ICT and Telecoms with Algeria, the United States, Palestine, Somalia, Romania…

Egypt and Saudi Arabia want to strengthen their bilateral collaboration in the field of digital economy. The issue was discussed between Saudi Minister of Communications and Information Technology Abdullah Al-Swaha and his Egyptian counterpart Amr Talaat on the sidelines of the G20 Digital Economy Ministerial Meeting in India. .   

According to the Saudi Press Agency ( SPA ), the discussions focused on strategic projects aimed at promoting youth, women and entrepreneurship. Emphasis was placed on the importance of strengthening bilateral cooperation in critical areas such as communication infrastructure and submarine cables.

The signing of this memorandum of understanding is part of the actions undertaken by the Egyptian government to achieve its digital transformation strategy called “Digital Egypt 2030”. Cairo wants to develop its ICT sector and modernize the national telecom infrastructure in order to make digital the engine of the country’s socio-economic development. Similar partnership agreements have recently been signed with Algeria and the United States of America, among others.

Source: Agence Ecofin

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