Dr Ali Mohammed Al Khouri, who heads the Arab Federation for Digital Economy, has been appointed as a special advisor to the government of Guinea
The resolution has been issued by Alpha Condé, President of Guinea.
Dr Al Khouri's was ranked 23rd amongst the world’s 100 most influential people in digital government and the only Arab figure to appear in the list.
Continuing this, President Condé praised the support of the Arab League and of the UAE, culminating in a joint Arab strategic vision for the digital economy and benefiting development efforts in many African countries.
This was stated during a reception hosted by President Condé in Conakry to a delegation of the Arab League's Economic Unity Council (EUC) headed by Dr Al Khouri, council's advisor, in the presence of Guinean ministers and senior officials.
Condé further commended the impressive progress made by the UAE, under the wise leadership of the UAE President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Government of Guinea and the EUC for the implementation of similar projects in Guinea, based on the joint Arab vision for the digital economy. It was signed by Guinean prime minister, Ibrahima Kassory, and Dr Al Khouri.
Kassory lauded the Arab League and the UAE for their role in developing and promoting the digital economy initiative. He further thanked HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, deputy prime minister and minister of the interior, for following up the implementation of this strategic project.