Egypt and Iraq Friday explored ways of enhancing co-operation in the fields of communications and information technology.
The two countries signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in these fields on Thursday.
Communication and Information Technology Minister Amr Talaat met his visiting Iraqi counterpart Arkan Shehab to discuss means of putting the memo into effect.
They discussed cooperation mechanisms, the exchange of expertise and means of encouraging joint initiatives in communications and information technology.
The two ministers also discussed collaboration in communication and information technology infrastructure projects, digital transformation, capacity building, postal services, cyber security, entrepreneurship, research and development and investments.
Talaat said his has instructions from the Egyptian political leadership to intensify cooperation with Iraq.
He dwelt on the importance of the communication and information technology sector as a “driving force” for development.
Both sides agreed to form an Egyptian-Iraqi company responsible digital transformation projects and the digitising of services in Iraq.
A team from both states will also formulate short-term cooperation plans in this field so that these plans can come into effect soon.
Talaat said he is ready to visit Iraq soon at an invitation from his Iraqi counterpart.