Muscat – The communications and information officials from Arab countries congregated in Muscat on Wednesday to discuss joint strategies related to telecommunications, besides discussing cybersecurity and the challenges that Palestine faces in the field of post.
The 52nd meeting of the Executive Office of the Arab Communications Ministers Council held at Madinat al Irfan was an avenue for comprehensive discussions on telecommunication strategies in the Arab region, an official report said.
The event, which was hosted by Oman and led by the United Arab Emirates, reviewed the recommendations of the 51st meeting of the Permanent Arab Committee for Communications and Information, along with insights from the 43rd assembly of the Permanent Arab Committee for Posts.
These discussions were held in anticipation of forwarding the approved recommendations to the Ministerial Committee of Arab Ministers for Communications and Information.
Majed Sultan al Mesmar, Director General of the UAE’s Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority, while leading the meeting, highlighted the critical role that the information and communication sector played during the COVID-19 pandemic, underscoring its importance across all sectors. He said the discussions focused on enhancing the use of technology in Arab nations to improve services for their citizens.
The delegation also considered contributions from Arab nations to the Arabic section of the International Bureau of the Universal Postal Union. Other matters under review included the challenges faced by Palestine and the broader Arab strategy for cybersecurity, among others.
Bassam Fadel al Sarhan, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners and CEO of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority in Jordan, stressed the significance of such gatherings.
According to Sarhan, these meetings enhance cooperation among Arab nations, paving the way for regulatory frameworks.