Press release

Francis Maude welcomes e-Libya agreement by the UK and Libya

Trade and Investment Minister Lord Green and the Libyan Minister of Communications, Anwar Elfeitori, have signed an agreement on Libya.

Trade and Investment Minister Lord Green and the Libyan Minister of Communications, Anwar Elfeitori, have signed an agreement on Libya. The initiative is designed to:

  • improve the quality of life in Libya through technology
  • develop a knowledge economy there
  • promote open government and transparency

It will take advantage of the UK government’s experience and expertise in:

  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT) strategy
  • establishing a regulatory framework
  • physical ICT infrastructure
  • value-added ICT applications, including Open Government, e-Government, e-Commerce and e-Learning

Minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude said:

In signing this important agreement, we are backing our belief in the power of ICT-led open government and transparency to transform a country’s health and wealth. Coming just weeks after the UK became co-chair of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), a new global movement for transparency, it underlines our commitment to sharing the lessons and opportunities of open government with our international partners.

We look forward to working with Libya to build an ICT infrastructure and a culture of openness that will make its people more prosperous and create the conditions in which Libya can realise its aspiration to join the OGP.

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