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Bahrain and Kuwait have entered an agreement to have a more collaborative, concentrated, and strategic framework to tap in on the rich offering of cloud computing. Per the agreement, both countries will work towards building a new mechanism that enables government processes to be handled with a greater efficiency while increasing the speed at which projects are implemented.The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) also emphasized maintaining stringent security measures while protecting the confidentiality of data.

The agreement was signed by the CEO of communication & Information Technology Regulatory Authority (Citra), Engineer Salim Muthib AlOzainah and Mohamed Ali AlQaed, the chief executive of the Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA). According to the iGA CEO, the MoU with the Bahraini government stands as a testimony to Kuwait’s close ties with the neighboring countries and its emphasis on eTransformation as part of the country’s Vision 2035.

Meanwhile, AlQaed reacted to this new development by saying that Kuwait was one of the GCC economies that will benefit from Bahrain’s years of expertise and experience in the realm of cloud computing. Worth noting here is that Bahrain became the first country in the region to adopt a “Cloud First” policy for the public sector last year.

AlQaed also underlined the positive impact the new partnership will lead to when it comes to building, developing, enhancing, and sustaining superior quality cloud-based services. Not just that, he added, the move will also help both countries to attract foreign investment.