Saudi Arabia, India sign cooperation agreement on digital economy, solidify efforts to achieve Kingdom’s Vision 2030
Seeking to enhance the two countries’ partnership in the fields of digital infrastructure, e-learning and e-health, Saudi Arabia signed a cooperation agreement on digitisation and electronic manufacturing with India on Friday, according to Saudi Press Agency.
The promising deal was signed by Abdullah Al-Swaha from the Kingdom’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and Ashwini Vaishnaw, India’s Minister for Railways, Communications, Electronics and Information Technology.
The agreement also seeks to enhance Saudi-Indian cooperation on digital research and innovation and the use of emerging technologies. Saudi Arabia will look to bolster its role as an attractive destination for investment through the deal.
Improving Partnership In Innovation, Digital Economy And Investment Opportunity
The agreement is also expected to enhance the Kingdom’s image as a regional hub for technology and innovation, in addition to supporting the country’s aim to build strategic partnerships that promote innovation and the growth of the digital economy.
These efforts help achieve Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030. During his visit to India, the Saudi minister also held discussions with his Japanese counterpart Kono Taro on enhancing cooperation in the fields of innovation, digital economy and investment opportunity.
Digital Government Authority Governor Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Suwayan also held separate discussions with European Commission officials on ways to strengthen cooperation between Saudi Arabia and the European Union in the digital economy.