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Oman, Saudi Arabia Hold Joint Workshop on Digital Economy

Oman, Saudi Arabia Hold Joint Workshop on Digital Economy

Tuesday, 14 September, 2021 - 09:00
The three-day workshop aims at strengthening cooperation, discussing joint initiatives and projects, and exchanging expertise between the two countries

Oman and Saudi Arabia held a joint workshop on the digital economy on Monday.


The three-day workshop aims at strengthening cooperation, discussing joint initiatives and projects, and exchanging expertise between the two countries.


Dr. Ali bin Amer Al Shethani, undersecretary for Communications and Information Technology at Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology, stressed in his speech the importance of the digital economy.


He further reviewed the Sultanate’s indicators and related initiatives and projects.


Dr. Ibrahim bin Mahmoud Babli, the undersecretary of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of Saudi Arabia for Planning and Vision Realization, spoke about the importance of the workshop and the joint working sessions.


This would identify investment opportunities in the ICT sector, he added.


The two countries have made great strides to boost economic cooperation since the visit of Oman's Sultan Haitham bin Tarik to the Kingdom and his meeting with Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz in July.


The visit witnessed the establishment of the Saudi-Omani Coordination Council.


In August, Muscat hosted the Saudi-Omani Investment Forum and the meetings of the joint Saudi-Omani business council to introduce the investment opportunities between the two countries and to reinforce investment in various fields.


Last month also witnessed signing several MoUs to encourage joint investment between Saudi Arabia and Oman.


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