This came during the procedural session of the Council of Arab Ministers of Communications and Information at the end of its 22nd round, which was held Thursday at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the Arab League, headed by Palestine.
The Executive Office of the Council includes Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Libya, Lebanon and Tunisia. The UAE and Palestine were elected within the office formation for the next two years.
Egyptian Minister of Communications and Information Technology Dr. Amr Talaat stressed the importance of joint Arab measures to implement initiatives over the next four years in order to increase confidence in the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as a sustainable development tool.
He pointed to the honored Arab representation that “we all deserve in the regional and international arena to support sustainable development in the Arab world and for the benefit of Arab citizens.”
The minister noted the importance of collective action in the overall digital transformation, and of using the industrial development tools, represented in the fourth generation of industrial revolution, which depend on the Internet of things, artificial intelligence and other modern technologies to have smart Arab cities.
He also called for united efforts to shape a bright Arab future based on sustainable development.