[Beijing, December 24, 2014] Huawei Chairwoman Madam Sun Yafang today met President of the Arab Republic of Egypt Abdul Fattah el-Sisi to discuss ways of expanding cooperation between Egypt and Huawei in areas such as communications networks and ICT construction.
Huawei has operated in Egypt for 15 years, emerging as one of the country’s major communications equipment vendors. During that time, Egyptian ICT infrastructure and network penetration rates have improved significantly. In today's digital era, the life of the Egyptian people has been enriched through communications, a process in which Huawei has been lucky enough to participate. Its high-quality products and services have helped build customer trust, enabling Huawei to grow together with Egypt's communications industry.
President Sisi said, "We appreciate the constant investment of leading high-tech companies such as Huawei. We welcome Huawei to continue enhancing the national communications networks’ coverage for the country, and to help Egypt improve the informationization of its government and public utilities."
Madam Sun talked about Huawei's development and future plans in Egypt: "We've long recognized the importance of Egypt in our globalization drive, regarding the nation as a regional hub. We set up the headquarters of our Northern Africa Regional Office in Egypt in 1999. Later, we established multiple centers of expertise in Egypt, including our Middle East and Northern Africa Training Center, Technical Assistance Center, and Application and Software Research Base. We are willing to share our successful government informationization experience in other areas with Egypt and apply the leading communication technology and solutions in Egypt. In the future, we’ll also share the experience we’ve gained from Egypt regarding ICT planning, construction, and cooperation with other parts of the world."
Both parties also discussed Huawei’s participation in key ICT projects, and the ways in which ICT technologies can benefit the Egyptian economy.
In addition, Huawei is committed to corporate social responsibility in Egypt, and cooperates with universities and training institutes to cultivate local talent. Over the years, Huawei has nurtured more than 5,000 technical professionals in Egypt, directly employed nearly 700 local people, and indirectly created more than 2,000 local jobs. Next year, Huawei will launch its talent development program, "Seeds for the Future," in Egypt to bring outstanding students and young engineers to Huawei headquarters for training. Huawei will continue to set up training centers in partnership with higher education and training institutes to help Egypt develop its first generation of ICT talent.
Currently, ICT is a powerful engine that drives many industries. Huawei actively promotes ICT development in countries where it operates to enable socioeconomic and environmental sustainability. Huawei pledges to share its ICT expertise with local communities and to use ICT to help them establish better education systems for developing ICT talent.