Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat met with Minister of Post, Communications and New Information and Communication Technologies of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Augustin Maliba, at the head of a high-level delegation.
The aim was to discuss strengthening cooperation between Egypt and the Congo in a number of areas of information and communication technology, most notably digital transformation, capacity building, technological innovation, entrepreneurship and postal services.
During the meeting, Talat stressed the importance of accelerating the achievement of digital transformation in the two countries, given the tremendous development and economic opportunities it provides. He referred to the pillars of cooperation between the two countries in the field of communications and information technology, within the framework of friendly relations between them, including cooperation in capacity building, training, transfer of the Egyptian experience and technologies, and providing expertise to our brothers in the Congo. He added that this is in addition to cooperation in digital transformation projects, provision of digital government services and information and communication technology infrastructure.
The Congolese minister affirmed the close relations between Egypt and the Congo, adding that there are joint cooperation projects in the field of communications and information technology that could be implemented in the short term.
The meeting also discussed the transfer of Egyptian expertise in the field of cybersecurity and designing specialized training programs to be implemented within the framework of cooperation between the telecommunications regulatory authorities in the two countries. This is in addition to providing training programs in various fields of information and communication technology through the Information Technology Institute (ITI) and the National Telecommunications Institute (NTI), and encouraging the Congolese youth to participate in the presidential initiative of African App Launchpad (AAL).
The two sides also discussed cooperation in innovation and entrepreneurship by making use of the Egyptian experience in incubation, innovation, entrepreneurship, and the development of small and medium enterprises and start-ups. In addition to transferring the experience of Egyptian Postal Services in financial inclusion to the Congo.