Algeria and Hungary look at cooperation opportunities in ICT sector
(Ecofin Agency) - Algeria and Hungary recently studied opportunities to cooperate in the ICT sector. This was at the 2nd edition of the Algeria-Hungary ICT Symposium held last week in Algiers. At the event, were present about 50 Algerian firms and 12 Hungarian firms specialized in ICT. On November 21, when the symposium took place, discussions were focused on cooperation, investment and experience sharing.
According to Mohamed Seddik, head of IT systems development and security at the ministry of posts, telecommunications, technology and digital, the symposium shows the government’s will to make of ICTs one of the supporting pillars of the country’s economic growth. Indeed, having no specific development strategy for ICTs, the country has been multiplying cooperation agreements with international partners and collaborators to gradually achieve its digital transition by 2020.
For Helga Pritz (photo), Hungary’s ambassador to Algeria, the “Algeria-Hungary cooperation in the ICT sector is taking shape more and more and dialogue between the two governments in this regard is also moving forward”. She added that Hungary will remain open to experience sharing with Algeria in the sector and this will be manifested during the second session of the Algeria-Hungary mixt economic commission which is to be held in December 2017 in Algiers.