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The Secretary General of the Digital Cooperation Organization (DCO), Deemah Al Yahya, called on Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi today.

The Foreign Minister commended the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for taking the initiative of formation of this new organization that Pakistan had joined as a founding member

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.

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 digital economy, trade and flow of information.

In line with the Prime Minister’s vision for a Digital Pakistan to utilize the latest tools and facilities in a more scientific way to enhance the 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 17-19 November 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.

18 November 2021

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