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India, Egypt sign MoUs in IT, space, cyber security and education

New Delhi, Mar. 19 (ANI): India and Egypt on Tuesday inked five MOUs in IT, space, cyber security and education during the visit of President Dr. Mohamed Morsy to New Delhi. The agreements signed included the following:

1.MoU between Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of Government of India and Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of Arab Republic of Egypt for cooperation in Information and Communication Technology.

Communications and Information Technology Minister Kapil Sibal signed this MoU from the Indian side and Eng. Atef Helmy Minister of Communications and Information Technology from the Egyptian side.

This MoU identifies a number of core areas, which would be the focus of cooperation. These include e-governance and e-education, IT and electronics hardware, sharing of experiences in the creation of Technology Parks and IT clusters, and strengthening the cooperation between ICT companies in the private sector etc.

2.MoU between Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of Government of India and Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of Arab Republic of Egypt on cooperation in the area of Cyber Security.

Communications and Information Technology Minister Kapil Sibal signed this MoU from the Indian side and Eng. Atef Helmy Minister of Communications and Information Technology from the Egyptian side.

This MoU facilitates sharing of expertise by exchanging information on all aspects of cyber security and supporting each other in taking appropriate measures in order to prevent cyber security incidents.

3.MoU between the Government of the Republic of India and Arab Republic of Egypt for the establishment of a Centre for Excellence in IT (CEIT) in Egypt.

This MoU was signed by External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid and Mohamed K. Amr Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt.

MoU for the establishment of a Centre for Excellence in IT (CEIT) in Al Azhar University marks an important step in actualizing the goals of technical and development cooperation between the two countries. Under the MoU, India will provide the human resources, as well as the hardware and software to set up a centre for the training of upto 500 students per year. Egypt will facilitate the establishment of the centre including the provision of space and logistical support.

4.MoU between National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC), Republic of India and Social Fund for Development, Arab Republic of Egypt on Cooperation in the field of Micro and Small Enterprises.

Dr. H.P. Kumar Chairman cum Managing Director National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) and Ghada Fathy Waly Managing Director Social Fund for Development (SFD) signed this MoU.

The MoU facilitates sharing of information, meetings between enterprises, technology transfers and to provide consultation services to enhance the abilities of business enterprises of India and Egypt.

5.MoU between Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage and the Ministry of State for Antiquities Affairs, Arab Republic of Egypt for cooperation in the fields of Protection, Preservation, Promotion and Management of Cultural Heritage.

Maj. Gen. (Retd.) L.K. Gupta, AVSM, Chairman, INTACH and Ambassador Khaled Elbakly signed this MoU.

It facilitates joint activities, sharing of information and exchange of expertise through conferences, workshops, joint projects etc. and cooperation in the field of protection of intellectual property rights and prevention of illicit traffic of antiquities.

6.Agreement between the Government of Egypt represented by Industrial Development Authority and the Government of the Republic of India represented by National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC), New Delhi for Upgradation of a Vocational Training Centre at Shourba El Kheima, Cairo, Egypt.

Dr. H.P. Kumar Chairman cum Managing Director National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) and Dr. Mahmoud El Garf. Head of Industrial Development Authority signed this MoU.

As part of the MoU, NSIC will be upgrading the Vocational Training Centre at Shoubra El Kheima, Cairo especially in the technological upgradation required in the area of spinning, weaving, knitting and dyeing technology.

7.Letter of Intent on India-Egypt Solar Energy Cooperation between Ministry of New and Renewable Energy of Republic of India and the Ministry of Electricity and Energy of the Republic of Egypt.

Ratan P. Watal, Secretary Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, and Ambassador Khaled Elbakly signed this MoU.

It envisages providing 8.8 kilowatt of power using solar energy to 40 households in a village in Siwa located in Martrouh Governorate of Egypt. (ANI)

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