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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Feb. 16, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The Kingdom of Bahrain has been officially appointed to serve as the Chairman of the Digital Cooperation Organization (DCO), the global, multilateral organization dedicated to accelerating the inclusive growth of the digital economy to create digital prosperity for all.

His Excellency Mohamed bin Thamer Al Kaabi, Minister of Transport and Telecommunications of the Kingdom of Bahrain, will be the new Chairman of the DCO Council.

As the representative of the Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications (MTT), Bahrain will oversee the strategic direction of the DCO for the coming year and support the ongoing implementation of the key initiatives launched by the DCO.

His Excellency Mohamed bin Thamer Al Kaabi, Minister of Transport and Telecommunications, commented on Bahrain’s rise to the Presidency: “It is an honor for the Kingdom of Bahrain to have been elected to the prestigious position of the DCO Presidency. Bahrain has paid great attention to the development of the regulatory framework, policies and infrastructures that have enabled the Kingdom to establish an efficient and business-friendly digital ecosystem, Bahrain is willing to share its experience and best practices with DCO member states, to enhance the mission of empowering all nations to build digital economies that fuel growth and development.”

Her Excellency Deemah AlYahya, Secretary General of the DCO, welcomed the appointment of Bahrain to the DCO Presidency and H.E. Mohamed bin Thamer Al Kaabi to DCO Council Chairmanship: “We are pleased to announce that the Kingdom of Bahrain has been ratified for the DCO Chairmanship for 2023. Kingdom of Bahrain leaders have long understood the potential of technology to drive economic growth, and the need to use policy and regulation to create the framework for the digital economy to flourish and grow Bahrain was one of the founding nations of the DCO, and now, under the Bahraini Presidency and the wise Chairmanship of His Excellency Mohamed bin Thamer Al Kaabi, we look forward to making great progress towards our goal of digital prosperity for all by 2023.”

Bahrain’s ascension to the DCO Presidency was ratified during the second General Assembly of the DCO, which took place in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia). As holder of the Presidency, Bahrain will host the next General Assembly.

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