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The 27th session of the Council of Arab Ministers for Communications and Information was held

By Manal Abdel Fattah

Ambassador Dr. Ali bin Ibrahim Al-Maliki, Assistant Secretary-General and Head of the Economic Affairs Sector, headed the General Secretariat delegation participating in the 27th session of the Council of Arab Ministers for Communications and Information, hosted by the Communications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority, in the United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi, on January 18, 2024. It was preceded by meetings of the Permanent Arab Communications Committee and the Executive Office.

During his speech, Ambassador Al-Maliki stressed that technological development has become a major driver of economic and social development and a necessary link between its various sectors, noting that the role of communications and information technology is very important in all sectors to achieve progress in many fields, such as education, health, economy, transportation, and in reducing disaster risks. Reducing the effects of climate change.

His Excellency the Ambassador also praised the United Arab Emirates’ organization of the “WRC-23 Radiocommunication Conference,” which is considered one of the largest ITU conferences and the most important in setting radio spectrum policy for years to come, and the success of the Arab group in emerging from this conference with gains commensurate with the Arab countries’ approach to This conference.

The agenda of the ministerial meeting covered many important topics, including: considering the adoption of the Arab strategy for cybersecurity, in which a lot of effort was made by the Arab Organization for Communication and Information Technologies, in addition to many important topics and issues such as issues related to the State of Palestine, and the Arab strategy for communications and information, The topics of artificial intelligence, the digital capital, Arab cooperation with other regional groups and organizations working in the field of communications and information, and Arab preparation for the World Information Summit, in addition to discussing the regional development plan for mail, the Arab postage stamp for Gaza, and the activities of Arab working groups working in the field of mail, such as the preparation work group. For international conferences and organizing the Arab stamp exhibition. The agenda also discussed the honorable results achieved by the Arab Group in winning titles of distinction and progress according to the latest report of the Integrated Postal Development Index issued by the Universal Postal Union.

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