ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Secretary-General of the Digital Cooperation Organization (DCO) Deemah Al Yahya held a meeting with the Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad on Thursday.
The foreign minister commended the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for taking the initiative of the formation of this new organization that Pakistan had joined as a founding member.
Good to meet Sec Gen of @dcorg @Dalyahya today. As a founder member of the organisation, Pakistan looks to pioneer new avenues of #DigitalDiplomacy. Pleased to learn of some of Pakistan’s tech professionals joining @dcorg in leadership roles, with many more to come. pic.twitter.com/EIRkjuB96p
— Shah Mahmood Qureshi (@SMQureshiPTI) November 18, 2021
Reaffirming Pakistan’s commitment to its strategic partnership with the DCO, the foreign minister called for renewed efforts to achieve the shared goal of digital transformation and promoting joint initiatives to leverage ICT potential for socio-economic development.
While acknowledging the DCO’s aim of inclusive growth of digital industries, the foreign minister extended Pakistan’s support on enhancing the relationship and engagement in the realms of the digital economy, trade, and flow of information.
In line with Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision for a Digital Pakistan to utilize the latest tools and facilities in a more scientific way to enhance accessibility and connectivity, DCO could usher in a new era of digital reform.
The foreign minister recalled that Pakistan had a large pool of skilled IT professionals that made it an ideal candidate for becoming a regional digital hub of the DCO.
The Secretary-General of the Digital Cooperation Organization is in Pakistan on an official visit from November 17-19, 2021. Apart from calling on the leadership, she will also be meeting with private sector entrepreneurs, digital innovators, and students at different institutes of digital learning.