The Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat has met with the Ambassador of India to Egypt Ajit Gupte to discuss enhancing cooperation between Egypt and India in ICT.
The two sides delved into the most prominent proposed projects of cooperation between Egypt and India in ICT. They also discussed the ongoing preparations for the ICT Minister’s visit to India next week to explore closely the successful Indian experience in ICT, enhance cooperation in related fields, and attract Indian investments to the Egyptian market.
During the meeting, Talaat underlined that Egypt and India have strong ties at all levels. He looked forward to enhancing bilateral cooperation between the two countries in ICT by implementing various projects.
Talaat revealed that the ICT sector is the highest-growing state sector. A large number of ICT projects are implemented to achieve digital transformation, boost the IT industry, and indigenize the electronics industry, he added.
The ICT Minister stated that he looked forward to his visit India to foster cooperation between the two countries in ICT, especially in areas related to digital transformation, the electronics industry, digital capacity-building, research and development (R&D), and cybersecurity.
For his part, Gupte said he was keen to promote cooperation between Egypt and India in ICT. He referred to the development of the Indian ICT sector and its role in economic growth. The sector contributed 8% of India’s gross domestic product (GDP), highlighted the Ambassador.
Gupte explained the efforts made by the Indian government to support education and training and encourage entrepreneurship in ICTs. He pointed to the significant role of the private sector in developing the Indian ICT industry.
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وزارة الاتصالات وتكنولوجيا المعلومات-مصر