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Enhancement of Pakistan-UAE IT cooperation is vital: Minister

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Federal Minister for IT and Telecommunication Syed Amin Ul Haque has said that Pakistan values its relations with United Arab Emirates (UAE), adding that it is vital to enhance cooperation in all fields especially IT and Telecom between the two Countries.

Talking to the UAE Ambassador Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Al-Zaabi in a meeting in Islamabad on Thursday, Syed Amin Ul Haque said that the Ministry of IT & Telecom is fully committed to increase IT exports, and the steps are being taken in this regard.

The minister said that Pakistan wants to further increase its IT exports to UAE. He said that the ICT export remittances surged to US$ 2.123 billion at a growth rate of 47.43% during the last Financial Year 2020-21.

Syed Amin Ul Haque went on to say that effective initiatives are being taken for the provision of telecom services across the Country. He added that the additional spectrum is being auctioned on September 16.

The UAE Ambassador Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Al-Zaabi said that UAE will fully extend cooperation with Pakistan in the field of technology. He also appreciated the Ministry of IT & Telecom for its steps for the uplift of the IT and Telecom sector.

The ambassador also invited the IT and Telecommunication Minister Syed Amin Ul Haque to attend the upcoming “Global Manufacturing and Industrialization Summit (GMIS2021)” to be held in Dubai on November 22-23, which the latter accepted.

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