The Minister of Communication and Information Technology of the State of Palestine, Mr. Ishaq Sider, visited this morning the premises of the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) at Smart Village. The esteemed minister’s visit comes on the sidelines of his participation in the activities of the Executive Office of the Arab Telecommunications and Information Council of Ministers (ATICM) that was held in Egypt on 28 July 2019. His Excellency was received by Dr. El-Sayed Azzouz, member of NTRA’s Board of Directors and Dr. Hossam Abd El-Mawla, Executive Director of Technical Affairs Department, and a number of executive officials and experts of NTRA.
At the onset of the meeting, Dr. Azzouz has expressed his gladness to receive the Palestinian Minister and the delegation accompanying him in Egypt. He has highlighted that Egypt puts on top of its foreign priorities the Palestinian issues and will spare no effort to provide all possible technical assistance to develop its ICT sector.
On his turn, the Palestinian minister expressed his appreciation for the cordial reception and Egyptian efforts. He underscored the historical robust relations between the two peoples and the unity of interests between the two countries. The meeting examined best ways to consolidate cooperation between the Egyptian and Palestinian sides and eliminate the obstacles related to roaming services. Moreover, Egyptian experts presented their expertise in technical fields like number portability. Furthermore, the two sides reviewed the possible means of developing the structure of the telecom sector in the State of Palestine.
The two sides agreed to complete consultations between experts and to hold bilateral meetings to finalize what was agreed upon, especially in the field of provision of Egyptian know-how and expertise in the regulatory and legislative fields and numbering. At the end of the meeting, the two sides exchanged memorial gifts to express the strength of relations between the two countries.