The Minister of Communications meets the Ambassador of Japan in Cairo to discuss opportunities to attract Japanese investments in the Egyptian ICT sector
Dr. Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, received Mr. Ambassador Oka Hiroshi, Ambassador of Japan in Cairo, to discuss opportunities to attract Japanese investments in the Egyptian ICT sector, and review mechanisms for enhancing joint cooperation between Egypt and Japan in the fields of ICT, especially those related to technology localization and digital capacity building.
During the meeting; Dr. Amr Talaat stressed the distinction and strength of bilateral relations between Egypt and Japan on the political and economic levels. Explaining the state’s efforts to establish an integrated digital society and build a digital Egypt; Expressing his aspiration to cooperate with Japan in the field of communications and information technology through exchanging experiences and transferring knowledge to localize technology.
The meeting witnessed a review of the proposed areas of cooperation, foremost of which is attracting Japanese companies to invest in the Egyptian ICT sector in the fields of electronics manufacturing. Outsourcing services, and Egypt’s digital innovation centers that the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology is working to establish in the governorates to provide technical training and support technological innovation and entrepreneurship among youth. .
The memorandum of understanding to be signed between Egypt and Japan to enhance cooperation in the field of communications and technology was also referred to. the information; They also discussed ways to support bilateral cooperation to prepare digital competencies to meet the requirements of the local market, serve Egypt’s digital projects, and enhance the competitive capabilities of young people in global markets. This is in light of the implementation of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology’s strategy to build digital capabilities for various segments of society and according to multiple levels. Mechanisms for supporting cooperation with Japanese universities specialized in the fields of communications and information technology and the Egypt Informatics University established by the Ministry in the Knowledge City in the New Administrative Capital were also discussed, as well as with the Builders initiative. Digital Egypt, which was launched to grant a master’s degree in in-depth technological specializations.
from his side; Ambassador Oka Hiroshi, Ambassador of Japan in Cairo, expressed his country’s aspiration to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and to achieve effective cooperation in all axes agreed to be included in the memorandum of understanding, which includes several areas of common interest, most notably communications, artificial intelligence and postal services.
Dr. Amr Talaat commended the efforts made for joint coordination with the Ministry and the Information Technology Industry Development Authority (ITIDA) to hold an online forum with Japanese companies to learn about the capabilities of the Egyptian market in the field of communications and information technology, and the most important national projects and initiatives in this industry.