| 27 May 2024, Monday |

Saudi Arabia, Oman cooperate to boost e-economy

Saudi Arabia and Oman seek to boost their cooperation in several digital fields to develop their economies, governments, and talents and unifying efforts to develop human resources to keep pace with modern technologies.


Saudi Minister of Communications and Information Technology Abdullah al-Sawaha, and Omani Minister of Transport, Communications, and Information Technology Saeed al-Maawali, signed in Oman on Tuesday two executive programs in digital transformation and digital capacity development.


The two officials held an expanded meeting to address the deepening bilateral cooperation in accelerating the growth of regional e-economy, e-government, and talent development.


The two programs aim to promote cooperation in digital transformation to increase the benefit of digital technologies in improving business environments and qualifying capabilities for leadership, development, and business management in all fields.


The executive program in skills qualification signed between the two countries aims to build future leaders, develop digital capabilities, unify efforts to develop human capital, and link them to future professions.


It also aims to prepare generations capable of keeping pace with developments and maximizing the benefit of technologies in improving business environments by providing quality programs.


The Saudi Deputy Minister for Future Jobs and Capabilities Faris al-Saqabi, and the Omani Undersecretary for Communications and Information Technology in the Ministry of Transport, Ali al-Shidhani, signed the second program.


Under the program, the two sides will cooperate in implementing several joint initiatives, including the possibility of Omani national cadres joining training camps organized by Saudi Arabia through its Future Skills initiative, which is implemented through the “Saudi Digital Academy” and “Tuwaiq Academy.”


The Saudi delegation held several official meetings in Oman aimed at opening new horizons and building fruitful cooperation between the two countries in technology and innovation.


The two sides discussed ways to deepen cooperation for the benefit of both economies and the need to exchange experiences and work with the Omani side to raise the Sultanate’s competitiveness in global development indicators.


Sawaha will then head to Qatar on an official visit to expand partnerships and cooperation in technology and innovation.


Saudi Arabia is the regional hub for technology and innovation in the region, and a center that attracts investments by establishing strategic partnerships that promote the growth of e-economy and support the Kingdom’s shift in technology, thus contributing to the realization of Vision 2030.

  • Asharq Al-Awsat