ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is keen to work with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in the areas of artificial intelligence (AI), cloud services and digital connectivity.
This was stated by Federal Minister of Information Technology and Telecommunications Syed Aminul Haque during a meeting with the Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), Ambassador Zhang Ming, who visited the minister on Thursday.
Issues of common interest and related to information and communication technologies were discussed during the meeting. The two sides agreed to intensify cooperation between the Ministry of Information and Telecommunications and the SCO Secretariat.
Federal IT Minister Haque informed the SCO General Secretary of the measures taken by the IT Ministry in the field of information technology and telecommunications. We want to work with SCO in artificial intelligence, cloud services and digital connectivity, he said, adding that Pakistan can become a digital hub regarding IT experts, better facilities and a hub. schedule for SCO member countries.
The Federal IT Minister has said that Pakistan’s IT sector has great potential. The Ministry of Information Technology plays an effective role in the development of the IT and telecommunications sector in Pakistan. He said empowering young people, especially women, is the top priority of the Ministry of IT.
SCO General Secretary Zhang Ming paid tribute to the federal information minister for the important steps taken in the field of information technology and telecommunications. The steps taken for women’s empowerment, data protection and the provision of broadband services to unserved and underserved areas of the country are commendable, he added. He said SCO member countries can work on artificial intelligence and e-education, e-health and e-commerce in remote areas. Additional Secretary (in charge) MOITT Mohsin Mushtaq and senior officers from the ministry were present at the meeting.
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