BAGHDAD - INA
Secretary General of the Council of Ministers, Hamid Naim Al-Ghazi, today, Thursday, called Huawei to contribute to the establishment of smart cities in Iraq.
The General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers said in a statement received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that "Al-Ghazi met with the President of Huawei in the Middle East, Charles Yang, and called on the Chinese company to actively contribute to the process of digital transformation, the development of the e-governance program and the establishment of smart cities in Iraq."
Al-Ghazi added, during the meeting, according to the statement that "the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers has reached advanced stages in the e-governance program, and it needs a real partnership with a sober company, as Huawei, the leader in the fields of technology and communications, in order to provide consultations, visions and plans to develop the program."
He pointed out, "the need to expedite sending experts and specialists to Iraq to start bilateral meetings in the presence of members of the Supreme Committee for e-Governance, as well as Iraq's desire to open a special academy to train and develop the skills of Iraqi employees working on the program."
Yang expressed the company's happiness in opening prospects for cooperation with Iraq in the digital field, with a real desire to work in Iraq to develop electronic programs and develop skills, stressing that "the company has all capabilities by providing the required consultations."
He praised the "experiences and competencies of Iraqi youth in the digital field, through their obtaining advanced positions in the Middle East and the world, in the competitions and courses organized by the company over the past years."