Discuss cooperation and transfer experiences in the areas of digital transformation and infrastructure
By ; Nahla Muqalad
Dr. Amr Talaat received the Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Augustine Kibasa Maliba, Minister of Post, Communications and Information Technology in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and his accompanying delegation. The meeting discussed the ways to enhance cooperation between Egypt and the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the fields of communications and information technology, and to benefit from Egyptian expertise in a number of major projects Undertaken by the Democratic Republic of the Congo especially the infrastructure projects of telecommunications, information technology and digital transformation.
This comes in the context of the visit of a high-level delegation from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Egypt from 12 to 16 January to open new horizons for bilateral cooperation between the two countries on several levels and different sectors.
Dr. Amr Talaat started the meeting by emphasizing the distinguished relations that bind the two countries, and Egypt's keenness to enhance cooperation with its African brothers; the Minister reviewed Egypt’s efforts to transform into an integrated digital society, and the possibility of sharing Egyptian experiences in this field with the Congolese side.
Dr. Amr Talaat also clarified the importance of building the capabilities of youth in the field of communications and information technology, and the minister called his Congolese counterpart for the participation of youth from the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the Africa Games and Digital Applications Initiative launched by President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, which aims to train 10,000 African and Egyptian youth in the field of industry Digital games; indicating that a university specializing in communications science and information technology is established in the new administrative capital, as well as the establishment of a center for research and development in the field of artificial intelligence that provides multiple opportunities for the contributions of learners in this Gal, stressing the possibility of the participation of the Egyptian expertise in this regard.
Dr. Amr Talaat also indicated Egypt's readiness to cooperate in the field of capacity building for persons with disabilities by providing specialized training programs for students from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, using assistive technology.
For his part, Augustine Kepasa affirmed his country's aspiration to cooperate with Egypt in implementing the digital transformation in the field of government services, which is a major goal for the government and the Congolese President, and he welcomed the participation of Egyptian experiences in the field of capacity-building, stressing his keenness to coordinate with Egypt to take advantage of the specialized programs provided by Through the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.
The Congolese Minister also stressed the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s endeavor to develop infrastructure through the establishment of a network to connect the cities of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which will be implemented by Viber Egypt, indicating his aspiration for Egypt to share its experiences in the field of technological areas, noting that the Congo has many sites that It can be used in this regard after the completion of infrastructure development, stressing that his country looks to Egypt as a partner and contributor to the advancement and development of the communications and information technology sector.
The two sides agreed to prepare a memorandum of understanding covering the proposed areas of cooperation between the two countries in the field of communications and information technology. The Congolese Minister invited Dr. Amr Talat to visit the Democratic Republic of the Congo.