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Bahrain, Kuwait ink strategic cloud computing deal

MANAMA, October 6, 2018

The Bahrain and Kuwait governments have signed an agreement in the field of cloud computing.
The MOU facilitates government processes, increases efficiency and contributes in speeding the implementation of projects while maintaining security and confidentiality of information and data. 
The agreement was signed by Mohamed Ali AlQaed, the chief executive of the Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) and Engineer Salim Muthib AlOzainah, the chief executive and chairman of the Communication & Information Technology Regulatory Authority (Citra) following the approval from cabinet and in line with relationships between both countries. 
AlOzainah said the agreement with Bahrain demonstrates the strong ties between both neighboring countries as well as stressing that such initiative comes in line with achieving Kuwait’s Vision 2035 that aims at supporting eTransformation. 
Kuwait has recently inked a number of MoUs in the field of IT so as to keep pace with the advanced technology and meet the future needs of Kuwait. 
Lauding the Kuwaiti efforts, AlQaed said it was one of the GCC countries which led in benefiting from Bahrain’s experiences within the cloud computing field. 
He also highlighted the positive impact of this initiative to develop, enhance and sustain the quality of services provided to users; in addition to providing appropriate environment to attract more foreign investments to the region. 
Al Qaid pointed out that the kingdom is always pleased to exchange experiences with all countries which support government direction in developing government services and accelerating eTransformation in all sectors. 
In 2017, Bahrain has adopted the ‘Cloud First’ Policy in the public sector – becoming the first Arab country to adopt such policy and one of the first worldwide.-TradeArabia News Service

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