Posted on February 08, 2014

His Excellency Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Government Summit, underlined the importance of enhancing cooperation between the GCC countries, and supporting efforts that promote joint action and sharing of experiences and knowledge to serve the interests of the Gulf citizens.

His Excellency Al Gergawi stated this while announcing Gulf Cooperation Countries Telecommunications Ministers Round Table titled: “Collaborating towards Improving M-Government in the GCC” for the Government Summit which is to be held from 10 to 12 February 2014. The roundtable will bring together the Ministers of Communications and Information Technology in the GCC countries to discuss prospects for cooperation and exchange knowledge and experiences to find the best ways to develop customer services based on smart governance to achieve happiness for the peoples of the region.

GCC Ministers to discuss ways [].jpgHE Sheikh Fawaz bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, Minister of State for Communication – Kingdom of Bahrain, HE Kamal Bin Ahmed Mohammed, Minister of Transportation – Kingdom of Bahrain, HE Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Salem Al Futaisi, Minister of Transport and Communications – Oman, HE Hessa Al Jaber, Secretary General, Higher Committee for Information Technology and Communications – Qatar, Eng. Ali Bin Saleh Al-Soma, Advisor to the Minister of Communications and IT and Director General of e-Government Program “Yesser” – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, HE Majida Al-Naqeeb, Deputy General Director of the National Project Sector at the Central Agency for Information Technology – Kuwait and HE Mohammed Ahmed Al Qamzi, Chairman of the Board, Telecommunications Regulation Authority - UAE.

The Second Government Summit, which is being held under the theme‘Leading Government Services’, represents an important platform which will be attended by a number of ministers and officials from the GCC. It also represents an annual global forum for government best practices to contribute to the welfare and prosperity of the GCC citizens, added His Excellency Al Gergawi.

His Excellency said the Government Summit deals with a number of themes and key topics that affect the lives of citizens and shed light on ways to improve government services by shifting to mobile technologies. It will also look at ways to meet the challenges and overcome them in line with the aspirations of the communities to ensure their happiness.

In its second edition, The Government Summit will host over 3500 participants and over 60 pioneering speakers from across the world and continues its partnerships with a number of international organisations and institutions such as the United Nations, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the World Economic Forum as a Strategic Partner.

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