Sisi urges drafting project to identify talents in scientific fields

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Mon, 09 Dec 2019 - 10:08 GMT

Sisi meets with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, and Communications Minister Amr Talaat - Courtesy of the Presidency

Sisi meets with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, and Communications Minister Amr Talaat - Courtesy of the Presidency

CAIRO – 9 December 2019: President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on Sunday urged drafting a national project to identify and care for talented people in the Egyptian society in the scientific and academic fields, the Presidency said in a statement.

Sisi's remarks came in a meeting with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, and Communications Minister Amr Talaat, presidential spokesman Bassam Radi said.

The meeting discussed efforts to develop the higher education sector and scientific research, and reviewed the executive status of national projects in that sector, including the establishment of new private, governmental, international, and technological universities in various governorates.

They also discussed activating the national strategy for artificial intelligence through capacity-building, scientific approaches and scientific research.

During the meeting, Sisi urged intensifying efforts to implement the government's plan of digitization, with the aim of providing the best and latest services to citizens in a simple and easy way.

In November, Madbouli attended the signing of a memorandum of understanding on implementing the digitization and computation project in all government sectors in a number of governorates as part of a plan to develop the governmental work methods in the entire state, state's news agency MENA reported.

The meeting was also attended by Talaat, as well as Local Development Mahmoud Shaarawi.

The step is part of the national role played by Telecom Egypt in supporting the state's strategic plan and implementing the directives of the political leadership as regards finalizing the digitization and computation process in all government sectors, Talaat said following the signing of the MoU.

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