Egypt visits Germany to seek more tech partnerships

By : Samira Njoya

Date : lundi, 15 mai 2023 14:05

The visit aims to seek the expertise of Germany, which ranks among the most technologically advanced countries. 

Egyptian Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Amr Talaat, was in Germany from Tuesday, May 9 to Friday, May 12, to seek international partnerships to build capacities and accelerate digital transformation in Egypt. According to a statement issued on Friday by the Ministry of ICT, the government official met with German officials, including Niels Annen, Parliamentary State Secretary to the German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, as well as tech executives.

Among the tech executives he met were Ammar Alkassar, a board member and executive in residence at GovTech Campus Deutschland, which promotes cooperation between the private and public IT sectors. Amr Talaat also met with Johannes Bruder, the head of products at Delivery Hero, a German multinational online food ordering and delivery company based in Berlin, operating in over 70 countries. The two parties discussed the company's expansion to Egypt.

Additionally, the ICT Minister met with Dennis Walter, the EEMEA Vice President of Ottobock, a company specializing in prosthetics and orthopedic technology. They discussed collaboration in research and development (R&D) and assistive technologies. Another meeting was held with Steffen Kuhn, the managing partner of Detecon International's Digital Engineering Center (DEC), to discuss Industry 4.0 cooperation opportunities.

In March 2023, Egypt and Germany decided to enhance their IT cooperation. Germany, already well advanced in the sector, ranks among the most technologically advanced countries. In the Digital Quality of Life Index (DQL Index) published in October 2022, it ranked 3rd, just behind Israel and Denmark. The country plans to support Egypt in major projects, including the Supporting e-Government and Innovation in the Public Administration (InnoPA) project implemented in partnership with the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ). It also plans to establish a laboratory for the creation of government applications in Egypt shortly.

Samira Njoya


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