The Governor of the Communications, Space and Technology Commission, Dr. Muhammad bin Saud Al-Tamimi, headed the Kingdom’s delegation participating in the work of the 26th session of the Arab Council of Ministers for Communications and Information.
The Council held its 26th session, chaired by the Egyptian Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Dr. Amr Talaat, in Cairo.
During his speech before the Council, the Governor of the Communications, Space and Technology Commission stated that the year 2022 marked a quantum leap in the Kingdom at various levels, indicating that the Kingdom, based on its humanitarian role, worked to find sustainable solutions; To reduce the effects of the digital divide globally, through the first successful experience in the world to provide fifth-generation services for communication networks via 5G HAPS high-altitude platforms. The Kingdom also conducted the first “LEO Satellite” communication experience in the Middle East and North Africa, in addition to adopting networks of the future; To provide innovative and effective global solutions to cover offline areas globally.
He added that the Kingdom achieved first place in the Digital Government Leadership Index issued by the International Mobile Networks Association (GSMA), and second place among the G20 countries in the Digital Competitiveness Report issued by the European Center for Digital Competitiveness in 2022, and was ranked among the highest level of the Organizational Maturity Index issued by The International Telecommunication Union, in addition to achieving the second rank among the G20 countries in frequency spectrum liberalization.--
In his speech – on the environmental level – Al-Tamimi stated that the Kingdom has developed a strategy for sustainability in the digital sector that aims to increase reliance on renewable energy sources in the sector, as many initiatives have emerged from it aimed at raising the rates of recycling and recycling of electronic products and equipment, keeping pace with the (Saudi Green) initiative. and the (Green Middle East) initiative launched by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.-
He concluded his speech by saying that the Kingdom is looking forward to strengthening the means of joint Arab cooperation. so that the present is prosperous and the future is bright, and that it will continue to make joint efforts; In order to ensure the provision of distinguished services and innovative digital technologies to achieve the aspirations of leaders and peoples.
It is noteworthy that the Council is held annually with the aim of coordinating and unifying the efforts of the member states of the Council to achieve close cooperation between Arab countries in developing and improving communication and information technology facilities and services, in addition to working to secure the interests of Arab countries in international organizations and the development of the communications and information technology community, and the development of technical means and research. science in the region.