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Huawei executives met with Egyptian prime minister to promote digital ecosystem development in Egypt

Apr 22, 2019

[Cairo, Egypt, April 22, 2019] Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly met with Li Jie, Chairman of Huawei’s Supervisory Board, at the Prime Minister's Office. During the talks, the two sides conducted in-depth talks regarding new capital smart city construction related technologies and practical education and training in various industry sectors. At the same time, both parties are looking forward to cooperate in strategic topics including 5G, AI technologies etc. This is second high-level meeting between the two sides in 2019 to promote Egypt’s digital cooperation after the World Economic Forum talks that took place in January 2019. Huawei promises to invest more in capacity building and support government’s digital transformation.

Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly (left one) met with Li Jie (left two), Chairman of Huawei’s Supervisory Board

Egyptian Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouly praised the level of cooperation between Egypt and China. Particularly, that the President Abdullah Fatah El-Sisi is keen that Egypt benefit from learning from the China's development experience. Based on the favorable 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.

Li Jie, Chairman of Huawei's Supervisory Board, said Huawei pays great importance to the strategic position of the Egyptian market. Huawei 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. He 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 & Information Technology, highlighted that Egypt is interested in exploring cooperation with Huawei in the fields of fifth-generation communication technology, artificial intelligence etc. This year, Egypt will host the Africa football champions, Huawei will cooperate with Telecom Egypt to bring 5G technology experience to Egypt for the first time.

Huawei has been operating in Egypt since 1999 and currently has extensive and in-depth cooperation with local mainstream telecom operators, government and industry customers. Huawei built the first OpenLab in Northern Africa in Cairo, Egypt. The joint partners complement each other. Through the four functional centers of partner development center, solution joint innovation center, talent training and certification center and industry experience center, it is for public safety and e-Government, smart city sectors to provide solutions development, and strive to build a regional sustainable ICT ecosystem and promote digital transformation of the industry.

Over the years, Huawei has continued to promote the development of Egypt's ICT talents through the “Huawei ICT Academy” project, the “Seeds for Future” project, the summer internship program, and the ICT Skills Competition etc. A total of more than 5,000 Egyptian ICT professionals benefited from Huawei ICT competency training program.