Sisi, IBM discuss means to engage IT solutions in development projects
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and the company’s CEO Virginia Rometty - YOUM7

CAIRO: Means to apply IBM’s experience in IT solutions on Egypt’s development projects were discussed by President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and the company’s CEO Virginia Rometty Wednesday, according to a presidential statement.

During the meeting, Sisi emphasized the government’s keenness on cooperating with IBM to bolster Egypt’s economy by launching customized IT solutions to facilitate the country’s pursuit of development, presidential spokesperson Alaa Youssef said in the statement.

Rometty met earlier with ministers of supply, electricity, social solidarity and scientific research to discuss the firm’s projects in Egypt, Youm7 reported.

The CEO said IBM is determined to continue with its “strategic plans” on concentrating and expanding its business in Egypt, and supporting ongoing medium and micro enterprises. She hailed the Egyptian labor force as skilled in the field of IT consulting and computer hardware, according to Youssef.

Egypt has the “prerequisite infrastructure for the success of IT,” Youssef quoted Rometty as saying.

IBM has been operating in Egypt since 1954. In 2013, IBM established three additional production centers exporting technology to Africa and the Middle East, according to IBM’s Egypt website.

IBM signed an agreement with the Egyptian IT Industry Development Agency in June 2014 to provide cloud computing expertise to several software companies.

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