Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat met with Italian ambassador in Cairo Michele Quaroni this week to discuss ways to enhance cooperation between Egypt and Italy in the field of communications and information technology.
The minister praised the common denominators between the two countries in light of the historical and cultural relations between them. He also expressed his hope for more cooperation in the fields of communications and information technology, especially with the great boom Egypt is currently witnessing in the field of digital transformation.
For his part, Quaroni stressed the depth of the ties between the two countries, adding that his country welcomes cooperation with the Egyptian side in the fields of communications and information technology and exchanging experiences in the field of digitisation, especially with the great interest that Italy attaches to digital transformation processes.
Furthermore, the meeting discussed a number of proposed areas of cooperation between the two countries, the most important of which is in the field of digital innovation and entrepreneurship. The Italian ambassador expressed his country’s readiness to provide training programmes for Egyptian youths in this field as well as open horizons for cooperation between business incubators in both countries.
The two officials also reviewed mechanisms to support cooperation and the exchange of experiences between the two countries in the field of digital transformation.
In this context, Talaat talked about the Egyptian experience to achieve digital transformation and digitise government services, as nearly 120 digital government services were launched within the framework of a plan aiming to increase digital services to 200 before the end of this year.
Talaat also invited his Italian counterpart, through the Italian ambassador, to visit Egypt to get a closer look at the Egyptian ICT sector and discuss ways to enhance cooperation between the two countries in areas of common interest.
The meeting was attended by Amr Mahfouz, the CEO of the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA).