Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi met with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat, on Monday, to follow-up on national projects in the ICT sector, according to presidential spokesperson Bassam Rady.
In the meeting, the president directed to promote the use of the latest technologies to double the capabilities of the state’s information infrastructure.
These technologies can contribute to the state’s efforts to foster a digital transformation in Egypt, he said, adding that the state is also seeking to develop the digital skills of Egyptian cadres to support government performance and provide the latest digital services for citizens and businesses nationwide.
For his part, Talaat presented the executive position of a number of projects being implemented by the ministry in the ICT sector within the framework of strengthening the axis of developing Egyptian citizens.
These projects include expanding the capacity-building and digital skills training of personnel in the communications and information technology sector.
They also include a project to build the Knowledge City in the New Administrative Capital, which will include an Innovation Building, the Information Technology Institute, and the National Communications Institute.
The minister also reviewed the ministry’s efforts to implement the Digital Egypt Initiative, which targets trainees, graduates, independent professionals, and workers in various national projects, in addition to the Africa for Digital Creativity Initiative that was launched by Al-Sisi.
Furthermore, the president directed the expansion of cooperation with African States in this context, particularly by encouraging Egyptian ICT companies to cooperate with their African counterparts to build integrated digital systems as well as by providing specialised technical training for African youths in various fields of technology.