Abu-Ghazaleh Participates in the 50th Session of the Higher Coordination Committee for Joint Arab Action

  • Date: 20 Jan 2021

AMMAN – HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, founder and chairman of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Global (TAG.Global) participated virtually in the 50th session of the Higher Coordination Committee for Joint Arab Action in Egypt. The session which was chaired by Arab League Secretary General, HE Mr. Ahmed Aboul Gheit, was held at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport in the Smart Village Campus – Cairo with the participation of a number of Arab prominent personalities.

In his speech, delivered digitally, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh stressed the importance of public-private partnership and the role of the private sector in implementing government directives. He emphasized  the necessity of introducing a clear frame for this partnership, where the private sector could be tasked with the role of handling the financial responsibility of digital transformation.

 

Furthermore, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh presented several proposals and initiatives for the Arab League including the establishment of a digital university under the umbrella of the Arab League, expressing his readiness to put Talal Abu-Ghazaleh University College for Innovation (TAGUCI); the first digital Arab university of its kind, at the disposal of the League under the honorary presidency of the Secretary-General, Dr. Aboul Gheit, while TAG.Global would  proceed with the practical implementation.

Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh expressed his great appreciation for the leadership of Dr. Aboul Gheit who was the first to call for the development of ‘education’ ,in light of the Knowledge Revolution, to become “Learning for the Purpose of Innovation”.

Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh further affirmed that scientific research should be conducted for the purpose of innovation, saying: “We have established the Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN) and purchased an Internet line devoted to the Arab scientific research at a very high level of confidentiality, speed and specifications, and we put it at the disposal of the Arab research institutions and the Arab League.”

For his part, Mr. Aboul Gheit underlined the importance of the session which tackled “Digital Transformation in the Arab Economies” for its importance in developing the Arab countries’ social economy; stressing at the same time the importance of building national capabilities in the fields of information security and fighting digital piracy.

In his statement, S.G. Aboul Gheit welcomed the participation of Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh as a guest at the committee meeting, highlighting the initiatives and ideas Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh reviewed concerning cooperation between the specialized Arab organizations and the private sector in the field of scientific research in particular.

In conclusion, the Committee expressed its great recognition and appreciation of Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh's ideas and suggestions to establish a digital university under the umbrella of the League of the Arab States, in addition to his encouragement and support to build further partnerships between the Arab organizations and the private sector in the domain of scientific research and cybersecurity for the purposes of innovation.