Developing skills, transferring technology or even sharing its technological expertise are some of the points on which Egypt plans to cooperate with the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The ICT ministers of the two countries discussed the issue on November 25, 2020.
The Egyptian Minister of Communications and Information Technologies, Amr Talaat, met with his counterpart from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Augustin Kibassa Maliba, on November 25, 2020. The discussions focused on strengthening cooperation between the two countries in some ICT-related segments.
During the meeting, which took place on the sidelines of the 24th edition of the Cairo ICT Forum 2020 (the international telecommunications, information and communication technology exhibition for the Middle East and Africa, which ‘hosted Cairo from November 22 to 25), Amr Talaat said that cooperation between the two countries could include, among other things, capacity building, infrastructure development, technology transfer, and the provision of expertise.
The Egyptian minister stressed the importance of accelerating the achievement of digital transformation in both countries given the many economic opportunities it offers.
The DRC wants to benefit from Egyptian expertise in ICT, especially in digital transformation. As part of the “Digital Egypt” program, several projects related to the development of connectivity, e-government, financial inclusion, skills development, innovation and entrepreneurship are currently underway.
Source Ecofin Agency