Egypt will help the Iraqi government to carry out projects of digital transformation and automation of services. The support was requested by the Iraqi Minister of Communications, Arkan Shahab. The communications ministries of Iraq and Egypt have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen cooperation in the field of ICT, Agence Ecofin reports. Under the agreement the two countries will promote the sharing of expertise across a range of areas including: telecommunications infrastructure, digital transformation, capacity building, Arabic digital content, research and development, and regulations. Following the signing of the MoU, the Egyptian ministry has agreed to provide its Iraqi counterpart with assistance in carrying out digital transformation and automation projects. To that end, the two offices will establish a joint venture to drive the projects in Iraq, with a joint committee formed to establish its short, medium and long term plans.