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Establishing an Egyptian-Libyan company to implement digital transformation in Libya


Dr. Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, received a high-level delegation of leaders of the Libyan communications and information technology sector headed by Dr. Faisal Ahmed Gargab, Chairman of the Libyan Telecom Holding Company, to activate aspects of joint cooperation between Egypt and Libya in the fields of communications, information technology and post in light of the memoranda of understanding signed between the two countries during a visit Dr. Mustafa Madbouly, Prime Minister of Egypt, to the Libyan capital, Tripoli, last April.

 

The Libyan Telecom Holding Company is responsible for supervising the Libyan ICT sector; It works to provide advanced and effective services in the field of communications technology, postal services and information technology that support the development of the Libyan economy. The company includes a number of subsidiaries, namely the Libyan International Telecommunication Company, Libya Telecom Company, Libya Telecom and Technology Company, Libya Post Company, and Al Bunnia Investment and Services Company. The Academy of Communications and Information Technology.

 

The two sides held an extensive meeting headed by Dr. Amr Talaat and Dr. Faisal Ahmed Qarqab, and in the presence of a number of executive leaders of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, the Libyan Telecom Holding Company and their affiliates to discuss ways to enhance cooperation between the two countries in accordance with the three memoranda of understanding signed between Egypt and Libya; Two memoranda of understanding were signed with the aim of cooperation in rebuilding the information infrastructure in Libya and benefiting from the Egyptian system of international cables, in addition to signing a memorandum of understanding to build capacities and prepare technical cadres from the Libyan youth in cooperation with the Information Technology Institute of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.

 

The meeting also witnessed the presentation of visions on ways to support bilateral cooperation between the two countries in the fields of digital infrastructure, digital transformation, postal services, capacity building and refining digital skills for young people in various communications sciences and information technologies, as well as cooperation in areas related to the legislative and regulatory structure of the telecommunications sector, and rehabilitation Libyan cadres in the field of cyber security and addressing cyber attacks.

 

At the beginning of the meeting; Dr. Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, stressed the importance of close cooperation between Egypt and Libya between the two countries in light of the historical, geographic and cultural ties that unite the two countries, stressing that he felt during his visit to Libya two months ago the renaissance that the country is witnessing in light of the will of the Libyan people and government to achieve this. ; He stressed that Egypt supports all efforts made by the Libyan government in this regard.

 

Dr. Amr Talaat added that it was agreed to accelerate the pace of fruitful cooperation based on common interests between Egypt and Libya in the ICT sector. It was agreed to form a joint working team from the two countries to develop a specific plan with topics and a timetable for the implementation of joint cooperation projects in the fields of interconnection and submarine cables, and digital transformation projects by transferring the Egyptian experience to Libya and benefiting from the success stories that Libya has achieved in this field, in addition to cooperation In creating in-depth cadres in the field of communications and information technology by hosting Libyan youth in training courses in Egypt, and establishing training centers in Libyan cities. It was also agreed to cooperate in the fields of entrepreneurship and sponsoring innovative thought for young people, data centers, and project management, with the possibility of seeking help. The Egyptian experiences in project management in Libya and the exchange of visions, success stories and experiences between the two countries in this field.

 

For his part, Dr. Faisal Ahmed Qurkab, Chairman of the Libyan Telecom Holding Company, expressed his aspiration for expanded economic relations with the Egyptian telecommunications sector; Stressing that Egypt’s participation in Libya in its development and development journey is natural in light of the political, historical, cultural and social extension between the two countries, as this visit comes to consolidate the strength of the Egyptian-Libyan relations, especially since Egypt had a major role in establishing the institutions of the Libyan state in the fifties; He stressed that the delegation includes all heads of the communications sector in Libya to discuss joint cooperation projects within the framework of implementing the digital transformation plan in Libya.

 

Dr. Faisal Ahmed Qurkab added that it was agreed to implement a number of projects that represent a priority for Libya during the current and next year, and include benefiting from the Egyptian experience in digital transformation in state institutions and automating government service operations, as it was agreed to establish a joint company that oversees the work of digital transformation in Libya. It was also agreed to cooperate in the fields of infrastructure and training, in addition to developing mechanisms to stimulate the private sector in Libya, create integration and encourage partnerships between companies in both countries, while providing all means for the success of these partnerships.

 

Ambassador Tamer Moussa, Egypt's ambassador to Libya, pointed out that there are common denominators that unite Egypt and Libya in light of the historical relations that unite the two countries. praising the role of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology in opening prospects for cooperation between Egypt and Libya; He stressed that the Egyptian embassy in Libya will work to coordinate and support joint cooperation efforts between the two countries in the field of communications and information technology.


The meeting was attended by the Egyptian side; Eng. Amr Mahfouz, CEO of the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA), Dr. Heba Saleh, Director of the Information Technology Institute, Dr. Iman Ashour, Director of the National Telecommunication Institute, Eng. Mohamed Nasr, Assistant Minister of Communications and Information Technology for the International Information Infrastructure, and Abdo Alwan, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Authority The Post Office for Regional Affairs, Eng. Mohamed Shamroukh, Senior Vice President for Financial and Administrative Affairs at Telecom Egypt, and a number of leaders of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and its affiliates.

 

While the meeting was attended by the Libyan side; Al-Sharif Mhamed Hebli, Political Adviser to the Libyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr. Magdy Ali Al-Shaibani, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Libyan Academy for Communications and Information Technology, Engineer Adel Bashir Abu Fares, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Telecommunication Company, Engineer Mohamed Ali Balras Ali, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Libya Telecom Company, and Atef Salem Al-Ahrash Chairman of the Board of Directors of Al-Bunna Investment and Services Company, Abdel-Moneim Khalifa Al-Hajaji, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Libyana Mobile Phone Company, Tariq Ali Al-Shatat, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Libya Post Company, Abdelbaset Al-Sanousi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Libya Telecom and Technology, Emar Mohamed Al-Bouzidi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the New Generation Company, and Eng. Abdul-Khaleq Ashour, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Al-Madar Al-Jadid Company, Muhammad Al-Sadiq Abu Samaha, Director of Investment and Contributions Department at the Libyan Telecom Holding Company, Muhammad Al-Mahdi Abu Habisha, General Manager of Al-Bunna Investment and Services Company, and a number of leaders of the Libyan Telecom Holding Company and its affiliates.

 

It is noteworthy that the Libyan delegation will visit Egypt from 19 to 22 June; The visit is scheduled to witness a number of executive meetings between officials of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and its affiliates with the Libyan delegation to get a close look at the ICT sector projects in both countries and ways to enhance joint cooperation between Egypt and Libya in this field.

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