The State of Qatar has participated in the high-level UN General Assembly Thematic Debate on "Digital Cooperation and Connectivity," which was held remotely.
HE Mr. Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti, the Minister of Transport and Communications, said in the speech of the State of Qatar during this discussion: "The State of Qatar extends its deep thanks and appreciation to HE the President of the General Assembly for holding this meeting on a top priority topic, particularly during this critical juncture in which our world is still suffering from the burden of the repercussions of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This juncture has highlighted the urgent need and critical importance of electronic connectivity and the digital technology's significant contribution to facing the risks of such pandemic and exerting efforts to bridge the digital gap."
HE the Minister added the State of Qatar pays great attention to enhancing the positive side of using innovative technology, and has made remarkable strides in digital transformation and in developing the information and communications technology (ICT) sector. Moreover, the State of Qatar has adopted many initiatives to boost research and development and increase its competitiveness and to keep pace with the latest digital skills, as he said.
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