Saudi Inks MoU with Japan To Advance Digital Economy


Saudi Arabia and Japan signed a memorandum of agreement to formalize their commitment to the advancement of the digital economy and the improvement of digital government services. According to the Ministry, the MoU covers a variety of collaborative initiatives, such as digital platforms, e-signatures, and documentation.  This collaboration will include joint research and innovation projects, as well as a dedicated staff providing digital services for the government. Furthermore, both countries have committed to exchange best practices and regulations to encourage the use of cutting-edge technology in business

The MoU was signed at the Digital Agency office in Tokyo by Saudi Minister of Communications and Information Technology Abdullah Al-Swaha and Japanese Digital Transformation Minister Kono Taro. The Digital entity is a government entity that was established in 2021 to lead the digitalization of Japan's public sector activities. 

This strategic collaboration represents a significant milestone in the cooperative efforts between Saudi Arabia and Japan in the ever-evolving digital domain. Al-Swaha and a delegation representing the Kingdom’s digital economy, space and innovation sectors also met ministers from other countries and UN officials in Japan. he met with UK Minister of State for Data and Digital Infrastructure Sir John Whittingdale to enhance the partnership between the two countries in digital economy growth, innovation and research and development, as per arab news. 

The minister reviewed potential for extending effective alliances and current measures to boost the expansion of the region's digital economy in a separate meeting with International Telecommunication Union Secretary-General Doreen Bogdan-Martin. He also met with Li Junhua, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, to get a sense of the digital economy. 

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