Amin, UAE envoy discuss cooperation in IT, telecom


Ambassador of United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Pakistan Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Al-Zaabi Thursday called on Federal Minister for IT and Telecommunication Syed Amin Ul Haque and discussed cooperation in the field of IT and telecom.

They also discussed matters of mutual interests, connectivity and spectrum auction. The two sides agreed to enhance cooperation in the field of IT and Telecom, said a news release.

Talking to the ambassador, Syed Amin Ul Haque said that Pakistan valued its relations with UAE, adding that it was vital to enhance cooperation in all fields especially IT and Telecom between the two countries.

He said that the Ministry of IT & Telecom was fully committed to increase IT exports and steps ware being taken in that regard.

ICT export remittances surged to US $2.123 billion at a growth rate of 47.43 % during last financial year, he added.

Amin Ul Haque said that Pakistan wanted to further increase its IT exports to UAE.
He went on to say that effective initiatives were being taken for the provision of telecom services across the country.

Additional spectrum was being auctioned on September 16, he added. The ambassador said that UAE and Pakistan had strong and brotherly relations.

UAE would fully extend cooperation with Pakistan in the field of technology, he said.
He also appreciated the Ministry of IT & Telecom for its steps for the uplift of the IT and Telecom sector.

The ambassador also invited the minister to attend the upcoming “Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS2021)” to be held in Dubai on November 22-23. The minister accepted the invitation.

Senior officers of the Ministry of IT and Telecommunication were also present in the meeting.—APP

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