At Digital Trade Hub Conference in Baku, ISESCO Director General calls for: Prioritizing digital economy in Member States’ national policies

Baku: 24/10/2018

At Digital Trade Hub Conference in Baku, ISESCO Director General calls for: Prioritizing digital economy in Member States’ national policies

The Director General of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), Dr Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri, delivered an address at the Digital Trade Hub Conference, held today in Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan, by the Center for Analysis of Economic Reforms and Communication in Azerbaijan and ISESCO.

In his address, Dr Altwaijri stated that ISESCO is promoting the uses of e- & m- signature and authentication technology, which aim to be at the forefront in the mobile signature world, so as to build a common Islamic digital market with the highest number of m-ID users all over the world.

“ISESCO is exerting all efforts to encourage and assist its Member States to adopt and adapt the necessary mechanisms, legislations and procedures to develop their Digital Economies” ISESCO Director General added “training sessions, practical guides, specialized prizes, field reports, academic networking and scientific symposia constitute the main action of ISESCO in this area, for the benefit of its Member States.”

He also underscored that fields such as Education, Communication, Management and many other fields benefited from the applications of Information and Technology; including trade and commerce so as to promote IT’s use.

Furthermore, “digital economy should constitute a priority in Member States’ national policies, to encourage and facilitate the progress and prosperity of our societies” Dr Altwaijri emphasized “without full implication of IT in trade and commerce sectors, the opportunities of quicker and smarter sustainable development will be reduced, if not lost.”

He also commended the efforts of the Republic of Azerbaijan in this field including the creation of the Second Digital Trade Hub in the world and launch of many groundbreaking services for its users. “We are here to witness a significant historic moment marked by the first ever e&m residence permit in Azerbaijan to be presented today” Dr Altwaijri stated.

 “This government-issued identity is available for anyone in the world. It empowers businessmen and women around the world, provides access to all e-services available in the country, enables them to register a company within a single day” ISESCO Director General concluded “they can also make online recruitment, digitally sign and verify documents, make online banking transactions, use international payment providers, and file taxes.”