Saudi Minister Meets with CEO of Amazon Cloud AWS to Strengthen Strategic Partnership

The Saudi Minister of Communications and Information Technology met with the CEO of Amazon AWS Cloud. SPA
The Saudi Minister of Communications and Information Technology met with the CEO of Amazon AWS Cloud. SPA
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Saudi Minister Meets with CEO of Amazon Cloud AWS to Strengthen Strategic Partnership

The Saudi Minister of Communications and Information Technology met with the CEO of Amazon AWS Cloud. SPA
The Saudi Minister of Communications and Information Technology met with the CEO of Amazon AWS Cloud. SPA

Saudi Minister of Communications and Information Technology Eng. Abdullah bin Amer Al-Sawaha has met with the CEO of Amazon AWS Cloud, Matt Garman, and a number of the company’s senior leaders to strengthen the strategic partnership between the two sides.

The meeting took place during Al-Sawaha’s visit to the US, the Saudi Press Agency reported Tuesday.

The two sides discussed the company’s investments in high-capacity cloud areas, focusing on ways to support the growth of the digital economy in the Kingdom and the whole region.

Such meetings are part of ongoing efforts to enhance the digital infrastructure in the Kingdom and provide more investment and technological opportunities that contribute to driving the development of the digital economy and innovation in the region.



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Analysts have doubts about Elon Musk's notion of relying on subscriptions instead of ads at Twitter Britta Pedersen POOL/AFP/File
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Analysts have doubts about Elon Musk's notion of relying on subscriptions instead of ads at Twitter Britta Pedersen POOL/AFP/File
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