TRA, Cote d’Ivoire’s Agency for Universal Service Telecommunications agree to foster cooperation
DUBAI, 7th November 2018 (WAM) — The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, TRA, of the UAE, and the Cote d’Ivoire’s National Agency for the Universal Service of Telecommunications -TIC (ANSUT), have agreed to foster cooperation in the information and communications technology, ICT, sector development, promoting digitisation, and facilitating digital development in the Arab and the West African economies.
To this effect, the two sides signed a Memorandum of Understanding during the International Telecommunications Union’s, ITU’s, Plenipotentiary Conference 2018 (PP-18), which is currently being organised by the TRA and will run until 16th November at the Dubai World Trade Centre, DWTC.
The TRA-UAE, represented by Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, Director-General of TRA, and ANSUT represented by CEO Euloge Soro-Kipeya and Diemeleou Amon Gabriel Bile, Director-General of ARTCI, signed the agreement.
Speaking on the occasion, Al Mansoori said, “The TRA is keen on cooperating with all the bodies working in the field of ICT, with the aim of reaching the highest level of international coordination, in a way that helps bring benefit to everyone. We, in the UAE, seek to share our experience in developing ICT with various countries in the world, according to the directives of our wise leadership, which encourages co-operation and consultation to enhance human interaction to achieve greater success in digital service development.”
“PP-18 provides a golden opportunity for knowledge exchange and for arriving at practical solutions that can accelerate the march towards sustainable development,” Al Mansoori added.
Euloge Soro-Kipeya said, “Cote d’Ivoire sees this important collaboration agreement as a new springboard for unleashing a wave of co-operation with the UAE in the field of ICT. Cote d’Ivoire’s thriving and digital communications-driven economy, in part, can be attributed to the role that ANSUT has been playing in the country ever since it was created by the government in March 2012.”
He added, “Through this international co-operation agreement signed with the TRA-UAE, ANSUT and the Cote d’Ivoire government look forward to creating new possibilities with the UAE on a bilateral basis, to help fulfil the United Nations’ sustainable development agenda. The UAE has deep-rooted experience in ICT development and its uses, and in upgrading the government digitally in different sectors. We, in Cote d’Ivoire, look forward to benefiting from the Emirati experience in such tech-led socio-economic development.