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Oman, Saudi sign MoU to train 1,000 nationals in IT, IoT

3 Nov 2021 By OUR CORRESPONDENT

Muscat – Oman and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in the field of communications and information technology on Wednesday in Riyadh.

The MoU was signed by H E Said Hamoud al Ma’awali, Minister of Transport, Communications and Information Technol- ogy, and Abdullah Amer al Swaha, Saudi Minister of Communication and Information Technology.

The agreement stipulates cooperation in the fields of digital transformation, investment in digital economy, and nurturing talent and technology companies. It also covers the scope of cooperation in exchanging best practices and expertise, as well as participating in meetings, joint work sessions and implementing joint programmes and initiatives.

The joint initiatives will include a training programme for 1,000 participants in the field of cybersecurity, digital transformation, web development, Python programming and the Internet of Things (IoT). Additionally, 25,000 participants will benefit from the Digital Giving Webinar.

The Oman and Saudi sides also held a session of talks in Riyadh on regulating air transport services. The Omani side was headed by Naif Ali al Abri, chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority, whilst the Saudi side was led by Abdulaziz Abdullah al Duailej, president of the General Authority of Civil Aviation.

The talks reviewed air traffic between the two countries, as well as investment and logistic opportunities in the civil aviation sector.

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