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Dr. Amr Talaat, Egypt’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology, met with Nidal Abou-Ltaif, President, Avaya International, with both affirming their commitment to the country’s digital transformation.

The two discussed topics ranging from a software development center opened by Avaya, which will create an environment that supports innovation through locally sourced research and talent, to a new qualification program for the latest smart platforms and Avaya technologies, which will be rolled out in cooperation with the National Institute for Communications Regulation and the ITTi Institute.

Dr. Talaat remarked on the importance that the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology places on cooperating with major international companies specialized in next-generation technology solutions. At the meeting, he said that the country’s partnership with Avaya contributes to the building a “digital Egypt”, stressing that digital transformation is essential to improving the quality of government services the country's productive capacity.

Abou-Ltaif added that he looks forward to further cooperation with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.

The meeting was also attended by Dr. Abeer Shaqwer, Advisor to the Minister of Communications and Information Technology for Community Responsibility and Services and CEO of the National Academy for Information Technology for Persons with Disabilities, and Ahmed Fayed, Country Manager – Egypt & Libya, Avaya.

The meeting follows close collaboration between Avaya and Egypt’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, which recently launched Middle East’s first contact center for people with hearing and speech impairments using Avaya technology. The solution provides access to emergency services via video communication through the Wasel application, with agents communicating via sign language.  

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