RIYADH: Saudi Arabia and Oman on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen cooperation in IT and postal sectors.
Saudi Minister of Communications and Information Technology Abdullah Al-Swaha and Omani Minister of Transport, Communications and IT Said Hamoud Al-Ma’awali and Omani Ambassador Sayyid Faisal bin Turki Al-Said held a meeting to discuss issues of bilateral interests.
The top officials discussed ways to strengthen cooperation between the two countries in digital economy, e-governance, cybersecurity and postal sector.
According to the MoU, the two countries will work on enhancing bilateral communication, exchanging information in the field of IT and communication.
The ministers also launched the Saudi-Omani Digital Skills Initiative. It aims at exchanging best practices and expertise by organizing meetings and joint working sessions.
Under the initiative, training programs will also be launched in the fields of data and artificial intelligence, software design and development, infrastructure, cybersecurity and fintech.
A total of 1,000 trainees will benefit from the training programs by 2025. It will also cooperate with the Omani side in raising digital awareness and offer technical training courses online through Attaa Digital Webinar, targeting 25,000 beneficiaries by 2025.