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NTRA signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the Public Utilities Commission of Latvia
 22 April 2021

The National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) has signed today a Memorandum of Understanding with the Public Utilities Commission of the Republic of Latvia. This agreement has been signed in the framework of implementing the strategic goals of NTRA, expanding cooperation, and exchanging experiences with telecommunication regulatory authorities across the different countries of the world. Furthermore, the MoU aims to exchange experiences in the telecommunication regulations field, achieve partnership to confront the regulatory challenges in both countries, and discuss the best practices adopted in Information and Communication Technology.

The signed MoU included many cooperation programs, whereas both sides stressed the importance of developing broadband networks and availing the special experiences of both sides with respect to this topic; especially in light of the internet-dependency increase during the ongoing pandemic by different crucial sectors in the Government. Moreover, the cooperation between both sides extends to include innovation topics, given NTRA’s solid belief in the importance of innovation to support economic as well as social development and achieve sustainable development. The MoU also handles cooperation approaches for the adaptation and development of the regulatory environment, to meet the increasing challenges in Telecommunications Sector.     

It is signed by and between Engineer/ Hossam El-Gamal, the Executive President of the National Telecom Regulatory Authority, representing the Egyptian side, and Engineer/ Intars Birziņš, the Acting Chairperson of the Public Utilities Commission of Latvia, representing the Latvian side.