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Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates Forge Partnership in IT, AI, and Digital Economy

Date: October 17, 2023

Caretaker IT Minister, Dr. Umar Saif, held discussions with Omar Bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Economy, at GITEX Global. Both nations have pledged to enhance collaboration in Information Technology, specifically focusing on Artificial Intelligence and the Digital Economy.

During their meeting on the sidelines of GITEX Global 2023, agreements were reached to broaden cooperation in IT, AI, and the digital economy. Dr. Umar Saif inaugurated the Pakistan Pavilion at GITEX Global 2023 and addressed Pakistani companies and startups.

Dr. Umar Saif expressed enthusiasm for collaboration with H.E Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, proposing a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the Government Excellence Program (GEEP) and emphasizing potential joint ventures in AI, digital economy, and venture capital investments in Pakistan.

Speaking to international media, Dr. Umar Saif highlighted Pakistan’s significant IT talent pool, with 65% of its 241 million population under the age of 30. More than 2,000 Pakistani visitors attended GITEX Global, with over 90 Pakistani companies participating and hosting 100 workshops and training sessions for C-level executives.”

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