The Arab Federation for the Digital Economy, member of the Executive Office of the Forum of Specific and Specialized Arab Federations of the League of Arab States, held a coordination meeting with the Arab Organization for Communication and Information Technologies, in the presence of His Excellency Dr. Ali Mohamed Al-Khouri, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Arab Federation for the Digital Economy, His Excellency Engineer / Mohammed bin Omar, Director General of the Arab Organization for Communication and Information Technologies, and representatives of both sides.
The meeting discussed topics related to enhancing cooperation in implementing the Arab Cybersecurity Strategy launched by the Arab Organization for Communication and Information Technologies 2022, which takes into account emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence, and provides recommendations and practical measures necessary to create the right balance between innovation, artificial intelligence, and ethical responsibilities., Whereas, Cybersecurity represents the most important challenges at the strategic level because of its national, regional and international impact, which requires Arab countries to work together and unify their efforts to find comprehensive and joint solutions in a way that guarantees joint success in dealing with cyber risks.
An overview of some of the initiatives emanating from the Arab vision for the digital economy that the Union is implementing was also presented, such as the initiative to qualify one million Arab entrepreneurs, the Arab Food Market initiative, and the training and education initiative. His Excellency Engineer / Mohammed bin Omar, Director General of the Arab Organization for Communication and Information Technologies, expressed the organization’s interest in Cooperating in these projects because of their strategic impact on the Arab region.
The two parties agreed to form a working team to follow up on the implementation of the Arab strategy for cybersecurity and further joint cooperation between the two sides in other Arab projects.