Saudi Arabia, Oman Sign MoU to develop digital economy

The Saudi Minister of Communications and Information Technology and his Omani counterpart signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in the digital economy. Through this cooperation, the two countries will exchange information in the field of information and communication technology (ICT) and support cooperation in relevant areas: digital transformation, communications infrastructure, capacity building, and the postal sector. Moreover, both ministers signed a cooperation agreement to launch a joint initiative for digital skills which aims at exchanging best practices and experiences to meet the requirements of the ICT labor market. The initiative will qualify 1,000 trainees by 20252 with several training programs on data and artificial intelligence, software design and development, cyber security, financial technologies, technical project management, digital marketing, and user experience.