Meeting of Council of Arab Ministers of Communications and Information: Ben Neji calls for unified Arab digital agenda

Minister of Communication Technologies Nizar Ben Neji underlined during his participation in the 26th session of the Council of Arab Ministers of Communications and Information Monday in Egypt, the need to devise a unified Arab digital agenda that contributes to building an Arab society distinguished by its leadership in the fields of digital knowledge, creativity and technological innovation.

Ben Neji called for upgrading digital and technological infrastructures, adopting common cloud solutions in the Arab region, reinforcing international interconnection to the Internet and spreading digital culture.

He urged during this session focused on the adoption of a unified Arab digital policy, to establish the basis for e-governance and to develop the legal and legislative arsenal organising the sector so that it can adapt to the fast evolution of technologies in the world.

The minister underlined the need to ensure the security of cyberspace, preserve the country’s digital sovereignty and encourage scientific research, as well as business leadership and sharing experiences and expertise in all the fields related to the digital economy based on information and knowledge.

The session, organised by the Technical Secretariat of the Council of Arab Ministers of Communications and Information and chaired by Egyptian Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amrou Talat, addressed a number of issues related to the digital economy and cyberspace security, with emphasis on ways to boost joint cooperation among Arab countries.

The meeting discussed the results of the reports and recommendations issued by the meetings of Arab technical committees in the communication, information technology and postal fields.

Source: Tap News Agency