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Pakistan commits to digital prosperity at DCO Assembly


Bahrain, 1 Febuary2024(TDI): Minister of Information Technology and Telecom, Dr Umar Saif, reiterated Pakistan’s unwavering commitment to the plans and initiatives of the Digital Cooperation Organization (DCO) during the third General Assembly held in Bahrain on January 31.

Meanwhile, Saif, representing Pakistan at the assembly, emphasized the country’s dedication to DCO and its initiatives.

However,providing insights into the progress on the Digital for Digital Inclusion (DFDI) initiative, championed by Pakistan.

Additionally,the meeting, chaired by Mohammed bin Thamer Al Kaabi, Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications of Bahrain and Chair of the DCO Council.

They discussed strategic initiatives to foster global digital cooperation.

Furthermore, Ministers and officials from the 15 DCO Member States.

Along with high-level delegations, gathered to address challenges in achieving inclusive and sustainable growth in the digital sector.

However, HE Mohammed bin Thamer Al Kaabi expressed honor in hosting the assembly.

Furthermore ,highlighting the importance of joint international action and cooperation to promote inclusive and sustainable digital transformation globally.

DCO’s Roadmap for Global Digital Prosperity

Moreover,  as a founding member of the DCO, Bahrain is committed to sharing knowledge and expertise, contributing to economic growth.

The assembly reflected on achievements during Bahrain’s 2023 presidency.

Also,welcoming new Member States and participating in DCO activities, including the Digital Prosperity Awards.

DCO Secretary-General, Deemah AlYahya, underscored the significance of digital cooperation for harnessing benefits from the digital economy.

The assembly serves as a strategic platform for Member States.

The private sector, and civil society to draw a roadmap for 2024, addressing challenges and opportunities for digital prosperity.

Key topics explored included market growth impact on the digital economy.

Also strategic value of data in the digital age, and ways to achieve a sustainable digital economy improving the quality of life.

Furthermore ,the assembly discussed the DCO’s plan for 2024 and new initiatives aligned with its 2030 Strategic Roadmap for global digital cooperation.

Financial and administrative reports were presented, building on the organization’s achievements in 2023.

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However DCO, comprising 15 countries, represents over $3.3 trillion in GDP and a market of nearly 800 million people, with a majority under the age of 35.

Furthermore, the General Assembly serves as a pivotal platform to advance digital cooperation, promoting an inclusive and sustainable digital economy globally.

The previous General Assembly took place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on February 5th, 2023, bringing together ministries of communications and information technology from diverse nations.


The writer is a dedicated graduate student pursuing an MPhil in DSS from NDU Islamabad.

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