Saudi Arabia strengthens ties with G20 countries in various sectors

By Amirtha P S, Desk Reporter
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Saudi Arabia is looking to enhance its partnerships with the G20 countries in various sectors including communications, information technology and space.

Last day, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology Eng. Abdullah bin Amer Al-Sawaha met with the Minister of Economic Development and Innovation of the Republic of Italy, Mr. Giancarlo Giorgetti. During the meeting, they discussed ways for improving cooperation in various sectors like communications, information technology, and space.

The Saudi Minister also held a meeting with the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mr. Peter Altmaier and they looked into the Kingdom’s efforts to accelerate the digital transformation process, motivate entrepreneurship, and support the research, development and innovation system. Further, they reviewed the investment opportunities in the Saudi market to German companies specialized in the fields of technology, space, and innovation.

On the sidelines of the G20 leaders of the digital economy meetings, Mr. Al-Sawaha entered into discussions with the Japanese Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Mr. Ryota Takeda.

During the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations between the two countries, especially in the fields of communications and information technology, and benefit from their technical development and advanced and distinguished expertise in this field.

After that, Mr. Al-Sawaha met with the Minister of Communication and Information and the Minister-in-charge of the Cyber Security Agency and Smart Nation Initiative in Singapore, Ms. Josephine Teo. During the meeting, they reviewed the investment opportunities that the Kingdom has in various sectors.

Mr. Al-Sawaha met with his counterpart in South Africa, where they discussed opportunities for cooperation to hasten the adoption of modern technologies and motivate digital entrepreneurship and partnership in the field of research, development, and innovation.

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