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Islamabad: President of Huawei Middle East Region, Mr Charles Yang called on the Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoITT) Syed Amin Ul Haque and discussed matters of mutual interest. The Huawei delegation lauded the efforts of the minister regarding digitalization.

“Steps are underway by the government for connectivity and provision of internet services across the country for 5G network in coming years,” Mr Syed Amin Ul Haque said.

Federal Secretary for Ministry of IT and Telecommunication Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui, Deputy Secretary, Aftab Rasheed, Director Telecom, Jehanzeb Ahmed were also present from the Ministry’s side. President of Middle East Enterprise Business department, David Shi, Huawei Pakistan CEO, Mark Meng, Deputy CEO, Ahmed Bilal Masud were also present at the occasion.

Furthermore, both sides discussed the 1,000 officers training program initiative, in which 1,000 of the ministry’s officers would be given Information and Communications Technology (ICT) knowledge training by Huawei’s industry-leading teams, to help increase their skills. The Minister appreciated Huawei’s effort for the training program.

President Huawei Middle East, Charles Yang said, “The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication has Huawei’s full support. With the help of our secure and leading solutions, we can help Pakistan realise digital transformation, especially benefitting the people from rural areas.”

Both sides also discussed possibilities of future collaboration including the development of an innovation lab and other programs.


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