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RIPE NCC Roundtable Meeting for Governments (Middle East)

Monday, 13 December 2021

The RIPE NCC in collaboration with the Communications and Media Commission in the State of Iraq (CMC) are virtually organising the fifth RIPE NCC Government Roundtable Meeting with the theme “The Internet in a Changing Environment” on Monday, 13 December 2021.

This Roundtable is dedicated to Arab ministries and authorities regulating communications and information technologies to discuss the technical and regulatory opportunities and challenges facing the development of the Internet in the Arab countries within the RIPE NCC service region.

Read the press release.


11:00 – 11:45

Welcome and Opening (Baghdad time, UTC+3)

Moderator: Chafic Chaya, Regional Communications Manager, RIPE NCC

  • H.E. Arkan Shahab al-Shaibani, Minister of Communications, Iraq
  • H.E. Dr. Ali Almoayed, CEO, CMC, Iraq
  • H.E. Saleem Al-Ouzianah, Chairman & CEO, CITRA, Kuwait
  • H.E. Raed Alfayez, Deputy Governor, CITC, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • H.E. Mohammed AlZarooni, Acting General Manager, TDRA, United Arab Emirates
  • H.E. Dr. Mohammed Al-Tamimi, Governor, CITC, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • H.E. Majed Almesmar, General Manager, TDRA, United Arab Emirates
  • Mr. Hans Petter Holen, Managing Director, RIPE NCC, the Netherlands
  • Mr. Christian Kaufmann, Executive Board Chairman, RIPE NCC, Germany

11:45 – 11:50


11:50 - 13:30

The RIPE NCC and Arab Governments’ Collaboration in a Changing Environment


Conclusion & Closing