Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have agreed to enhance their collaboration in the field of information technology by accelerating the process of digital transformation, fostering innovation, and advancing digital infrastructure.
The agreement, formalized by IT Minister Dr. Umar Saif and Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Eng. Abdullah Alswaha in Riyadh, during the visit of a Pakistani delegation to the Kingdom, outlines the establishment of a joint task force dedicated to promoting digital corporations.
The memorandum of understanding (MoU) also underscores mutual support in strengthening the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and start-up sectors. Both nations will cooperate in policy drafting, regulations, and legislation related to digitalization. Additionally, collaboration in innovation, emerging technologies, research, and development is emphasized.
The MoU further stipulates joint efforts in training programs, infrastructure establishment, data centers, centers of excellence, and improving digital connectivity to bolster digital corporations. Both countries are committed to encouraging each other’s participation in international events.
In a statement on Twitter, Dr. Umar Saif highlighted the strategic aspects of the collaboration, including initiatives to establish close cooperation for the chip manufacturing industry in Pakistan and advancements in electric vehicles, lithium-ion batteries, agriculture technology, and mining technologies. He expressed gratitude for the support from the Saudi Minister for Communication & IT, H.E. Abdullah Alswaha.