The Secretary-General of the Digital Cooperation Organization, Dima Al-Yahya, said yesterday that “Kuwait has introduced important regulatory reforms in the information and communication technology sector that contributed to the development of the digital economy through development leaps based on innovation, and achieved regional and international success.”
This came in a statement by the Kuwait Communications and Information Technology Regulatory Authority on the sidelines of its hosting of Al-Yahya and the accompanying delegation, to discuss aspects of enhancing digital values, supporting the basic rules that govern the digital economy, and the possibility of providing all means of cooperation to advance the telecommunications sector.
Al-Yahya stated that the organization’s regulatory sandbox will provide a controlled environment for testing new products, allowing more innovation and expansion of the cross-border startup, indicating that this Kuwait experience will be of common and major interest in this field.
For his part, the Chairman of the Public Communications Authority, Salem Al-Othaina, affirmed the authority’s keenness to create the appropriate conditions to create and accelerate growth in the digital economy, to support the state’s sectors, diversify sources of income, and create job opportunities for young people.
“This visit confirms Kuwait’s interest in enabling the country’s digital transformation through cooperation with international organizations, to create a digital economy that is supportive of all other sectors,” he said.
He explained that cooperation with “Digital Cooperation” is based on five important initiatives: data flow, digital empowerment, digital economy maturity index, digital awards, and expansion in the small and medium-sized companies market.