Egypt’s Communications Minister holds talks with major international companies on sidelines of GITEX Dubai

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Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat held important talks with a number of major international companies working in the field of communications and IT, during which he discussed opening new horizons for cooperation and investment in these sectors in Egypt.

This came at the end of his two-day visit to the UAE to participate in the GITEX Global Exhibition and Conference in Dubai.

Talaat met with Wjitish Bagda — President of Amazon Web Services in the MEA — to discuss ways to enhance cooperation in a number of relevant fields.

The meeting also witnessed a review of the company’s plans to increase its investments in Egypt through the establishment of data centres and computer clouds, as well as the expansion of training and human development programmes.

In another meeting, Talaat discussed with a delegation from the international company Intel headed by Moritz Techelmann — VP of the company and General Manager of Sales and Marketing in Europe and the MEA — ways to enhance cooperation in the fields of AI and the electronics industry.

The meeting touched on discussing the company’s most prominent projects in the semiconductor industry and the efforts of the Egyptian state to develop this industry.

He also held a meeting with Ram Ramachandran — Senior VP and Head of the MEA at Tech Mahindra — to discuss cooperation with the company and its contribution to implementing digital transformation projects in Egypt, including the Ahmose project, which aims to restructure software systems for most government agencies.

Moreover, the two parties discussed the possibility of establishing a service centre for the company in Egypt to serve its clients in the field of IT in the various markets in which it operates around the world.

Talaat also met with Antonio Mezza — Senior VP of Oracle’s Advanced Customer Services Centre in Europe and the MEA — to discuss ways to develop the company’s investments in Egypt and expand the activities of its outsourcing services centre in Egypt.

The meeting witnessed a review of the incentives and facilities offered to investors within the framework of Egypt’s Digital Strategy for the outsourcing industry, which aims to increase digital exports of cross-border services by about three times over the course of five years.

He also met with KS Kumar — Executive Director of Operations at Sutherland, a global company specialized in providing information technology services — and Ahmed Rehan, who is the General Manager of Sutherland Egypt.

The meeting dealt with discussing the company’s future plans to expand its investments and discussing mechanisms for enhancing future cooperation in many areas of common interest.

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