Economist / Kingdom as president of the Digital Cooperation Organization … Wadima Al-Yahya is the first Saudi woman to become Secretary-General of an international organization Digital Cooperation Organization The Saudi Press Agency


Riyadh, Shaaban 30, 1442 AH, corresponding to April 12, 2021 AD, SPA
The Organization for Digital Cooperation announced the accession of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Sultanate of Oman to its membership, considering they are two founding countries of the organization in addition to the first five members represented in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait and Pakistan. The seven countries together form an economic bloc close to $ 2 trillion in gross domestic product. , Able to access common markets with more than $ 14 trillion of opportunities, and with a population strength of 480 million, of whom the youth group represents 80%.
The organization held its first meeting in the capital, Riyadh, headed by His Excellency the Minister of Communications and Information Technology Eng. Abdullah bin Amer Al-Swahha, in the presence and participation of the ministers of the Organization’s countries, and in the presence of the Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union, Houlin Zhao, the President of the World Economic Forum Burg Brende and the Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council Nayef Al-Hajraf and representatives from other United Nations programs.
During the meeting, it was agreed to launch five qualitative initiatives aimed at establishing a center to highlight the importance of cooperation in relation to the flow of data across borders, and others working to support the empowerment of women in the digital labor market, in addition to initiatives aimed at serving entrepreneurship and small and medium-sized companies to grow and achieve A digital future for everyone.
During the meeting, the Kingdom’s presidency of the organization was approved until the end of the current session, as well as the appointment of Dima Al Yahya from Saudi Arabia as its secretary-general. In addition, the participants in the meeting discussed ways to enhance cooperation in all fields driven by innovation and accelerate the growth of the digital economy, and the organization’s governance was discussed. And the organizational structure and future plans.
It is noteworthy that the organization, which was established between the Kingdom and the five member states to pursue common principles and goals in the digital economy, will work to enhance the shared digital aspirations of the member states for economic diversification and increase social prosperity through the growth opportunities available through the digital economy and digital transformation in the public sector.
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