Monday, April 4, 2022 at 02:37 PM
Rabat – The Minister Delegate in charge of Digital Transition and Administrative Reform, Ghita Mezzour, highlighted in Dubai the attractiveness of Morocco in terms of digital infrastructure, thanks to which it occupies third place in Africa.
Speaking at the Forum of the Arab Organization for Administrative Development on the sidelines of her participation in the World Summit of Governments, held from March 29 to 31 under the theme “Shaping the governments of tomorrow, Ms. Mezzour also underlined the major role played by the digital transformation in the socio-economic development of the Kingdom, in accordance with the enlightened vision of HM King Mohammed VI, the ministry said in a statement on Monday.
This working visit to the United Arab Emirates was also punctuated by bilateral meetings which brought together Ms. Mezzour and senior Emirati officials, in particular the Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, the digital economy and telework applications, Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, to discuss ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the field of artificial intelligence and digital economy, the statement added.
The two parties agreed to study a partnership project between the two ministries aimed at promoting the ecosystem of start-ups and training Moroccan skills in the field of artificial intelligence.
The Minister also met with the Emirati Minister of State for Governmental Development and Future, Ohood Khalfan Al Roumi, to examine the prospects for cooperation in the field of digitalization of public services, in particular to learn from successful experiences. carried out in the United Arab Emirates, according to the same source.
In this context, Ms. Mezzour, accompanied by the Director General of the Moroccan Industrial and Commercial Property Office, Abdelaziz Babqiqi, and representatives of the Ministry of Justice, held a working session with the Director General of Dubai Digital Authority, Hamad Al Mansouri, an opportunity to discuss the digital transformation process carried out by the Emirate of Dubai over the past 20 years, which has made it possible to achieve a level of citizen satisfaction of more than 90%, particularly with regard to the digitalization of public services.
This meeting also allowed the Emirati officials to present the successful experience of “Dubai Now”, the unified application for the city’s government services, which provides more than 120 smart services from more than 30 government and private agencies.
The Minister also held a meeting with the Chairman of the State Agency of Public Services and Social Innovations of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ulvi Mehdiyev, with the aim of implementing the provisions of the memorandum of understanding between the both parties, and discuss further cooperation possibilities in the field of digitization of public services.
On this occasion, she visited the Azerbaijan pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, a country which has indeed had a successful experience in this field, through the establishment of the ASAN service (Azerbaijan Service and Assessment Network ) whose objective is to make public services more efficient, more transparent and more easily accessible to citizens.
With the aim of encouraging the initiatives of Moroccan institutions participating in Expo Dubai 2020, Ms. Mezzour went to the “Annual Investment Meeting” in Dubai, where she led a visit to the stand of the Moroccan Agency development of investments and exports, the opportunity to discuss ways to promote Morocco as a destination of choice for investors in the digital field, notes the press release.
She also attended a conference organized by the Moroccan Capital Market Authority and the Casablanca Stock Exchange as part of the “Morocco Capital Market Days”, which aim to shed light on the attractiveness of the Kingdom’s financial markets. , especially with foreign investors.
This working visit was an opportunity to foster exchanges of experiences, promote new partnership prospects and strengthen the privileged and fraternal bilateral relations that exist between the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Morocco, the statement concludes.
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