Saudi Arabia, India sign cooperation agreement on digital economy

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology on Friday signed a cooperation agreement on digitization and electronic manufacturing with India, Saudi Press Agency reported.

The agreement was signed by minister Abdullah Al-Swaha and India’s Minister for Railways, Communications, Electronics and Information Technology, Ashwini Vaishnaw.

The agreement seeks to enhance Saudi-Indian cooperation in the fields of digital infrastructure, e-health, and e-learning and to strengthen the two countries’ partnership in digital research and innovation and the use of emerging technologies.

Through the agreement, Saudi Arabia will look to bolster its role as a regional hub for technology and innovation and an attractive destination for investment.

The agreement will also aim to build strategic partnerships that promote innovation and the growth of the digital economy and support the Kingdom's aspirations in this regard.

These efforts contribute to achieving Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, SPA added.

During his visit to India, Al-Swaha also met with his Japanese counterpart Kono Taro and discussed cooperation in the digital economy, innovation and investment opportunities.

Digital Government Authority Governor Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Suwayan also held separate meeting with officials from the European Commission to discuss ways to bolster Saudi-European Union (EU) cooperation in the digital economy.

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