Regional Workshop on : ICT Investments within the Arab Region
The Arab ICT Organization (AICTO) organized a Regional workshop on : «ICT Investments within the Arab Region/The Map of ICT Investment in the Arab Region», under the patronage and in cooperation with the Iraqi Ministry of Communications on 26 & 27 April 2017, at Babylon Warwick Hotel, Baghdad, Republic of Iraq.
During the opening ceremony, HE. The Iraqi Minister of Communications Mr. Hassan Kazem Al – Rashed mentioned in his welcoming speech the big efforts made by its Ministry and the great achievements regarding ICT investments. He also stressed on the crucial role of the Republic of Iraq in boosting/ enhancing the ICT sector both at the Arab and international levels considering the Iraqi Communications Ministry as a key partner in the joint Arab work in cooperation with the Arab ICT Organization.
From his side, HE/Eng. Mohamed Ben Amor, AICTO’s Secretary General stressed on the importance of this workshop and hoped that this event will be a corner stone to boost the Common Arab work regarding the digital investment through studying Investment opportunities in the ICT field in the Arab Region and fostering Arab Public-Private partnerships. He emphasized on the necessity of holding this workshop annually in order to boost Digital Intra-Arab Investments and to pave the way towards the convergence between the Private and Public Sectors in the Arab Region.
Delegates from Arab countries and representatives of State Ministries and their institutions took part and contributed to this workshop, held in parallel with the AICTO’s Council and General Assembly meetings. The ICT Investment Workshop was an opportunity to present and discuss several topics and many issues related to the ICT field in Iraq and the Arab region as well as to find ways to boost regional cooperation and inter-Arabic digital investment.
On this occasion AICTO had the opportunity to present its action plan in the field of digital investment and its project “Arab Digital Investment & Business Map” ADIB-Map aiming at creating synergy between the Arab countries that supports the economic development and complementarity.