Algeria, China Ink Digital Economy Cooperation Deal

By : Samira Njoya

Date : vendredi, 17 mai 2024 12:49

Algeria aims to position itself as a regional leader in technology and innovation. To achieve this ambition, the country is partnering with more advanced players in the field.

Algeria and China have signed a memorandum of cooperation to bolster collaboration in the fields of digitization and the digital economy, according to a May 16 statement from Algeria's High Commission for Digitization.

The agreement, formalized during a visit to China by a delegation led by High Commissioner Meriem Benmouloud (pictured, left), underscores the commitment to digital cooperation between Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune and his Chinese counterpart.

This new partnership aligns with the High Commission's digitization action plan, which is currently shaping Algeria's national digital transformation strategy for 2024-2029. It follows a similar agreement signed earlier this year between the High Commission and Huawei, aimed at accelerating the country's digital transition.

The Algeria-China collaboration will explore avenues for cooperation across various digital domains. Training programs and expertise transfer will be implemented to enhance local digital skills and foster technological innovation. This collaboration will allow Algeria to leverage China's experience and knowledge in information technology, facilitating the government's goals of economic development and modernization.

Beyond the focus on training and technology transfer, potential projects could encompass developing advanced digital infrastructure, digitizing public services to improve efficiency, and creating an environment conducive to technological innovation and digital entrepreneurship. These initiatives aim to position Algeria as a prominent player in the digital economy within Africa and beyond.

Samira Njoya



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