Egypt’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat participated this morning in the opening activities of the Plenipotentiary Conference organised by the International Telecommunication Union in the Romanian capital of Bucharest.
This conference is considered the supreme body that sets policies within the union and through which the strategic and financial plans for the union are set for the next four years.
On the side-lines of the conference, Talat met with Lee Jong-Ho — Minister of Science, Communications, and Information Technology of South Korea.
The meeting dealt with a number of issues of common interest and tackled opening new horizons for cooperation between the two countries in the fields of communications and information technology related to electronics design and manufacturing and building digital capabilities.
The meeting was also attended by Egypt’s Ambassador in Bucharest Muayyad Al-Dhali.
Furthermore, the meeting highlighted the multiple partnerships that exist between the two countries in the fields of communications and information technology, including cooperation with the Korean Pohang University of Science and Technology within the framework of the Digital Egypt Builders initiative.
They also discussed mechanisms for transferring knowledge and exchanging experiences in the field of capacity development and mutual support for both countries in the nominations for the presidency of the International Telecommunication Union.
Talaat stressed that Egypt attaches great importance to the localisation and deepening of its electronics industry, expressing his aspiration to enhance cooperation between the two countries in this regard.
He also referred to Egypt’s experience in building digital innovation centres and cooperating with international companies in these centres to sponsor entrepreneurs and emerging companies.
For his part, Lee expressed his interest in strengthening cooperation between the two countries in the fields of digital capacity building, R&D, and the electronics industry.
On Tuesday, Talaat is scheduled to deliver Egypt’s speech during the political sessions, which are a part of the activities of the Plenipotentiary Conference. The Minister will also hold a number of meetings with Romanian ministers and senior government officials, along with other international officials participating in the conference.