UAE participates in Council of Arab Ministers of Communication and Information Technology in Cairo

Mon 04-12-2017 23:03 PM

CAIRO, 4th December, 2017 (WAM) — The UAE, on Monday, participated in the 21st session of the Council of Arab Ministers of Communication and Information Technology in Cairo, headed by Egypt.

Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, Director-General of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, TRA, said that the information and communications technology, ICT, sector is the most powerful engine in the Arab world. ”It has contributed to the development of many regional institutions and structures, and it has a great future,” he added.

He further pointed out that a proposal will be prepared for the establishment of an Arab Telecommunications Union to benefit from the technological boom being witnessed in the region.

Al Mansoori expects that the next session of the meetings of the Arab Ministers of Communications will witness more attendance in a way that reflects the strength of the joint Arab work, especially as they are approaching an unprecedented stage in terms of relying on communications, information technology, large data, Internet of things and other global trends that require preparation systems, administrations and the Arab communications sector. This ensures that they enter this new world to achieve sustainable development and happiness for the Arab people, he added.

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