Minister Heads Qatar Delegation to GCC Ministerial Meetings on Post, Telecom, ICT & e-Government

Monday, July 20, 2020
Minister Heads Qatar Delegation to GCC Ministerial Meetings on Post, Telecom, ICT & e-Government

Doha – Qatar

HE the Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Saif Ahmed Al-Sulaiti has headed the State of Qatar’s delegation participating in the 26th Meeting of the GCC Ministerial Committee for Post, Telecommunications and Information Technology, held via videoconferencing and attended by their excellencies ministers of communications and information technology in the GCC.

The meeting discussed several topics relating to the developing of post, telecommunications and information technology sectors in the GCC Member States and means of boosting cooperation in these vital industries.

The Ministerial Committee also discussed the outcomes and recommendations of the 28th Meeting of the GCC Telecommunications and Information Technology Undersecretaries Committee, and future orientations for work mechanisms against the background of the lessons learnt from the novel Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

The meeting was attended by President of the Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) HE Mr. Mohamed Ali al-Mannai and high-level representatives from the Ministry of Transport and Communications and Qatar Post.

In a related context, HE the Minister has headed the State of Qatar’s delegation participating in the 6th GCC e-Government Ministerial Committee Meeting. Held via videoconferencing, the meeting was attended by a number of their excellencies ministers and senior officials of communications and information technology in the GCC.

During the meeting, the GCC malware analysis platform was launched to be used by computer emergency response centers of GCC Member States.   

The Ministerial Committee also reviewed the implementation of the 2nd phase of the joint initiatives of the GCC eGovernment Strategy, the endorsement of new initiatives in order to start activating them, the implementation of a number of shared e-services, as well as going ahead with implementing the information security strategy for GCC Member States.

The meeting also discussed the recommendations of the GCC eGovernment Executive Committee at its recent meetings, which highlighted several topics relating to egovernment and IT in cybersecurity and information emergency response, as well as issues on Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). Other key topics were the GCC joint procurement for software and equipment and GCC shared eservices.

The Ministerial Committee stressed on the importance of working as per the future orientations based on lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting was attended by high-level representatives from MOTC.