Algeria calls for uniting efforts to support digital integration strategies for African continent

ALGIERS- The Minister of Post and Telecommunications, Karim Bibi Triki, called, Monday in Algiers, for African countries to unite their efforts to support strategies for the continent’s digital integration into the information society and knowledge economy.

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ALGIERS- The Minister of Post and Telecommunications, Karim Bibi Triki, called, Monday in Algiers, for African countries to unite their efforts to support strategies for the continent’s digital integration into the information society and knowledge economy.

During his supervision at the International Conference Center “Abdelatif Rahal”, Bibi Triki said that this session is an opportunity to join our efforts as Africans by unifying proposals to ensure the most effective defense of the interests and issues of our continent at the international level considering that this is “the only way to optimally respond to the aspirations of our peoples to benefit from the multiple benefits of information and communication technologies and to support digital inclusion strategies and integration into the information society and knowledge economy led by our governments.”

He added that this session represents “a gathering date for the authors and implementers of telecommunications development policies and the generalization of the use of information and communication technologies in our continent, which is rich in its human resource and aspiring to prospects for development and prosperity, it also constitutes a “final preparatory session for Africa’s participation in the Plenipotentiary Conference of the International Telecommunication Union to be organized in Bucharest (Romania) next September.”

Bibi Triki considered that in addition to the importance of coordination to come up with regional proposals that reflect the region’s priorities, “our continent is aware of the need to strengthen coordination around nominations for decision-making bodies and leadership positions at the level of international organizations, especially at the level of the International Telecommunication Union.”

On this occasion, the Minister highlighted Algeria’s aspiration, by hosting the work of this session, to “provide an interactive platform in which Africans will meet the pioneers of the telecommunications sector to exchange ideas and solutions on how to achieve the qualitative leap we aspire to while promoting the sector’s role as a catalyst for human development and economic integration between our countries.”

He pointed out that Algeria is one of the countries that “has gained an important share of structural capabilities and fruitful experience in the field of modern technologies” and is thus “ready to support any initiative that is in the interest of our African friends and brothers.”

In this regard, the Minister expressed the existence of “a will for the model of the development of the telecommunications sector in our continent to be human-centered and directed to serve the African citizen and improve his living conditions”, stressing the need to “unify our energies and resources to achieve the set goals and work to raise the chances of integration of the African citizen into the global information society and grant him Broader potential for innovation and creativity.”

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