7 December 2016

Algeria: Feraoun Calls On African Countries to Work for ICTs' Development

ALGIERS — Minister of Post and Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) Houda Imen Feraoun emphasized Wednesday, in Algiers, the need to work for the development of communication and information technologies (ICTs) in the African countries, given their importance in the economic and humanitarian development.

During the works of the African Telecommunication Days, Feraoun said that with regard to the importance of these new technologies and their role in the economic development "it is now essential for the African countries to get in tune through the development of these technologies and the extension of their use."

In this regard, she said that it is important to encourage the innovation in this field as it is a crucial factor in the competitive potential.

After broaching the efforts made by Algeria for the development of ICTs and the extension of their use to all the sectors, the minister reaffirmed "Algeria's willingness" to work with the African countries to develop and encourage the technological development and present its experience in the field.

For her part, Minister of National Education Nouria Benghebrit broached the efforts for the modernization of the sector of education, stressing the importance of the technological innovation which must, she affirmed "find its place in the field of education."

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