US envoy Blome takes up joint telecom strategy in talks with IT minister

By: News Desk
Published: 05:23 PM, 18 Jan, 2023
US envoy Blome takes up joint telecom strategy in talks with IT minister
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US Ambassador to Pakistan Donald Blome called on Minister for IT and Telecommunication Syed Amin-ul-Haque in Islamabad and discussed a range of issues with him, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

During the meeting on Wednesday, the IT minister stressed the need for enhancing Pakistan-United States business relations and bilateral cooperation in various fields of mutual interest. He said business relations would prove beneficial for both countries.

He informed the US ambassador that Pakistan’s information technology and telecom sector had immense opportunities for American companies to investment. The minister also discussed various issues including bilateral relations, IT and telecom with the ambassador.

He said that his ministry was ready to extend all kinds of cooperation and assistance to the US on matters related to the telecom sector. The minister informed the visiting guest that more than 70 projects worth Rs 65 billion for broadband services were being completed in the country to provide quality services to masses in remote areas.

He said that the personal data protection bill and social media rules were business-friendly and in accordance with national requirements and the bills would be dispatched to the relevant forums for approval in the next 3 to 4 weeks.

During the meeting, the two sides agreed to start a programme for skills training.

The US ambassador said that a joint strategy in the telecom sector would boost bilateral cooperation.

The envoy noted that Pakistan had talent and a favourable environment for investment and efforts were underway to convince US companies to invest in Pakistan.

Donald Blome said that Pakistan was securing an important position in the world of information technology.

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