A high-level Egyptian delegation, headed by his Excellency Dr. Tarek Kamel, minister of Communications and Information Technology was expected to take part in the ministerial meeting that held on the margin of the OECD meetings, scheduled on 17 and 18 June in Seoul- Korea. The OECD meeting this year tackled the Future of the Internet Economy.
The OECD is the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. It was established in 1961 and it is situated in Paris, France. The OECD, which has 30 member states, brings together the governments of countries committed to democracy and the market economy from around the world to support sustainable economic growth, boost employment, maintain financial stability and contribute to growth in world trade
It shares expertise and exchanges views to the least developed countries in Africa. For more than 40 years, the OECD has been one of the world's largest and most reliable sources of comparable statistics, and economic and social data. The OECD monitors trends, analyses and forecasts economic developments and researches social changes or evolving patterns in trade, environment, agriculture, technology, taxation and more.
Egypt is recently involved in the work of Information, Computer and Communications Policy (ICCP) Committee as an observer. This allows Egypt to actively participate in an efficient dialogue with all partners and consolidates the position of Egypt in this regard.
Dr. Tarek Kamel participated in the round table discussions on “Benefiting from Convergence” where he shed light on the challenges and benefits of convergence for the developing countries.