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On the sidelines of the world telecommunication standardization assembly (WTSA-20), Egypt’s national telecom regulatory authority (NTRA) and Saudi’s communication and information technology commission (CITC) have signed an MoU to cooperate and exchange expertise on several areas, including smart cities, radio spectrum management and capacity building in digital transformation.

The MoU was signed by NTRA executive president Hossam El-Gamal and CITC governor Mohammed Al-Tamimi, in the presence of UN ambassadors Ahmed Ihab Abdelahad Gamaleldin and Abdul Aziz Al-Wasel.

The MoU is in line with promoting international cooperation between the Arab Republic of Egypt and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with respect to telecom regulation as well as contributing to Egypt's policy of accelerating digital transformation, improving relevant services, and reinforcing the competitive environment of investments in Egypt’s telecom market.

The MoU articles stipulate promoting cooperation on several ICT-related issues and entail the provision of consulting services in the fields of human resources management and development, alongside strategic planning. Both parties agreed as per the MoU to exchange expertise and knowledge to advance mutual interests at the regional and international levels. They also agreed on the mechanisms to organize joint events, including meetings and conferences, and to design training programs and workshops for both sides.

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