Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, has met with Frank Hartmann, German Ambassador to Cairo, to discuss strengthening cooperation between Egypt and Germany in the field of digital transformation, and preparing young cadres in the fields of communications and information technology.
The meeting also witnessed the discussion of current and future cooperation projects between Egypt and Germany in the field of communications and information technology, including the existing cooperation between the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) within the framework of the project “Supporting Innovation and E-Government”.
The meeting also touched on Egypt’s digital strategy for the outsourcing industry, ways of cooperation in the field of outsourcing, and the preparation of young talents qualified to export information technology services. Reference was made to the efforts made by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and the Information Technology Industry Development Authority to build the capabilities of young people in technical fields, and to provide training programs to help them master the German language to qualify them to work in the outsourcing services sector and call center services in the German language.
During the meeting, Talaat stressed the keenness of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology to benefit from the distinguished expertise of the German side in the field of information technology, as well as in the fields of research and development based on modern technologies such as artificial intelligence and digital transformation; pointing out the possibility of the German side benefiting from the young Egyptian competencies working in the self-employment market in the fields of information technology, as well as expanding areas of cooperation with German companies to benefit from the outsourcing services provided by Egypt.
For his part, Hartmann expressed his interest in working to enhance cooperation between the two countries in the field of communications and information technology. Referring to Germany’s interest in opening the market to benefit from young experiences from other countries, including Egypt; as well as strengthening efforts to increase women’s participation in the workforce in the fields of communications and information technology; stressing the importance of completing cooperation between the ministry and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) in the fields of digital transformation.
The meeting was attended by Ahmed Al-Zaher, CEO of the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA), Sherine El-Gendy, Assistant Minister of Communications and Information Technology for Strategy and Implementation, and Samah Aziz, Supervisor of the Central Department of International Relations at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. The meeting was also attended by Alexis Bello, Head of Economic Affairs, and Holger Elle, Director of German Cooperation and Development at the German Embassy in Cairo.