Egyptian Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly, met with Li Jie, Chairman of Huawei’s Supervisory Board, to discuss new capital smart city construction related technologies and practical education and training in various industry sectors.
It was the second high-level meeting between the two sides this year to promote Egypt’s digital cooperation after the World Economic Forum talks that took place in January. Huawei has promised to invest more in capacity building and support the government’s Digital Transformation.
The Egyptian Prime Minister praised the level of cooperation between Egypt and China, especially that President Abdullah Fatah El-Sisi is keen for Egypt to benefit from learning from the China’s development experience. Based on the favourable cooperation environment between China and Egypt, the Prime Minister stressed the importance of increasing investment in Egypt, especially in smart city technological solutions and technologies related to government’s focus areas.
Jie said Huawei pays great importance to the strategic position of the Egyptian market and is committed to more actively match the government and Egyptian market demands and contribute to Egypt’s digital economy development. He stressed the importance of practical education and training, which would build a generation of high quality, and highly skilled members. Jie highlighted that Huawei is ready to strengthen cooperation with Egypt in the field of practical education and training, to support the technology development of the government and the private sector in various fields.
Dr. Amr Talaat, Minister of Communication and Information Technology, highlighted that Egypt is interested in exploring cooperation with Huawei in the fields of fifth generation communication technology and Artificial Intelligence etc. This year, Egypt will host the Africa football champions, while Huawei will cooperate with Telecom Egypt to bring 5G technology experience to Egypt for the first time.