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The Minister of Communications offers his Indian counterpart cooperation in training Egyptian youth


Today, Dr. Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, met with Shri Ashwini Vaishinaw, the Indian Federal Minister for Railways, Communications, Electronics and Information Technology, in the Indian capital, New Delhi, in the presence of Wael Hamed, Egyptian Ambassador to India. The meeting discussed cooperation between Egypt and India in a number of fields of communication and information technology, especially those related to digital transformation, international information infrastructure, and skills development in communication sciences and information technology.

During the meeting, Dr. Amr Talaat emphasized the depth of the strategic relations between Egypt and India. Expressing his aspiration to open horizons of cooperation between the two countries in the field of communications and information technology in light of the availability of human competencies in the two countries; He explained the competitive advantages of Egypt in the field of international information infrastructure, as more than 90% of the data between East and West passes through the Egyptian lands and territorial waters.

Dr. Amr Talaat also referred to the efforts exerted to prepare a broad base of digital skills in the field of communications and information technology through a number of initiatives and programs targeting all ages, including a number of programs offered to school students, in addition to providing modern technological programs through Misr Informatics University; Pointing to the possibility of cooperation between the two countries in the field of training and qualifying cadres, in addition to the possibility of establishing partnerships between the training institutes of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, and the institutes specialized in information technology in India.

On his part; The Indian Federal Minister of Railways, Communications, Electronics and Information Technology welcomed cooperation in the field of capacity building and human competencies development in technical fields. Referring to India’s efforts, through the government and private sectors, in the field of developing digital skills, which resulted in building the capabilities of nearly 50 million beneficiaries; He expressed his aspiration to organize workshops between international infrastructure service providers in the two countries to identify aspects of joint cooperation.

During the meeting, they reviewed the proposed areas of cooperation between the two countries in areas of common interest, which include cooperation in technological uses in the telecommunications sector and the provision of integrated systems, as well as the exchange of experiences in the field of digital platforms; Where they touched on Egypt’s efforts to launch digital platforms within the framework of work to achieve digital transformation, as well as referring to the Indian experience in the field of launching digital platforms in partnership between the government and the private sector, and inviting all stakeholders to join these platforms, including the digital transactions platform, where banks and small companies were invited. To join it and then encourage digital transactions.

The meeting was attended by Eng. Sherine El-Gendy, Assistant Minister of Communications and Information Technology for Strategy and Implementation, and Eng. Mohamed Nasr El-Din, Assistant Minister for International Information Infrastructure.

Dr. Amr Talaat and his accompanying delegation will visit India from January 9 to 13; During which he will meet with a number of government officials and CEOs of major Indian companies specialized in the field of communications and information technology to discuss cooperation and attract Indian investments to the Egyptian market.

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