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    Egypt Partakes in Executive Bureau of Arab Telecommunications and Information Council of Ministers Meeting

    Date published: 17 May 2016
    Egypt, represented by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), will participate in the Executive Bureau of the Arab Telecommunications and Information Council of Ministers Meeting - Session 39, held on May 17 at the League of Arab States Secretariat General (LAS) premises.

    The meeting tackles a number of issues of common interest to the Arab countries such as Internet governance issues, cybersecurity, combating online terrorism, empowering people with disabilities, creating job opportunities for Arab youth and developing digital Arabic content.
    Egypt has been a permanent member of the Executive Bureau for Arab Telecommunications and Information Council of Ministers since its establishment; it has been elected as president and vice president of the Executive Bureau for a number of times.

    Egyptís election was in line with the key role the ICT sector plays in the country, being one of the most developed and influential sectors and positively impacting the national economy. This is in addition to efforts exerted by Egypt in the Arab area in this field and its constant interest to activate cooperation at all levels.

    Presided by Saudi Arabia in its current formation, the Executive Bureau comprises ICT ministers of Egypt, Morocco, Kuwait, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Palestine and Lebanon.

    The council aims to coordinate and unify efforts of Arab countries to establish and develop ICT services, and devise an Arabic strategy to develop the sector. This is in addition to securing interests of the Arab countries in ICT international organizations.





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