Abu Dhabi.. The Arab Federation for Digital Economy held a remote meeting via the Internet with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia “ESCWA”, as part of the union’s efforts to enhance frameworks of joint cooperation with various international and regional organizations and bodies to implement the “Arab vision for the digital economy”.
The meeting was attended by His Excellency Dr. Ali Muhammad Al-Khoury, Advisor to the Council of Arab Economic Unity and President of the Arab Union for the Digital Economy, and a number of officials in the Union, and Dr. Ayman El-Sherbiny, Head of the Information and Communication Technology Policies Department of the United Nations ESCWA Committee.
The meeting discussed topics that will be raised in the meeting of the ministerial committee formed to develop and crystallize the Arab strategy for communications and information, in addition to some topics related to the Arab vision of the digital economy, and the Arab index for the digital economy.
It is worth noting that the League of Arab States and the Council of Arab Economic Unity had announced a qualitative initiative in December 2018, when the Arab vision for the digital economy was launched from the city of Abu Dhabi – under the generous patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.
The vision, which was co-prepared by the American Harvard University, Cairo University, international organizations, experts from the United Nations, the World Bank, the International Economic Cooperation Organization, and the European Union, includes five main axes and twenty strategic goals, from which more than 50 programs emerged, based on developing Infrastructure, supporting innovation and digital government transformation, empowering the private sector, and deepening and enhancing services directed to the Arab citizen.