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RIPE NCC Roundtable Meeting, Dubai, December 2019

The RIPE NCC in cooperation with the UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), organised a governments’ roundtable discussion on the topic, ‘The Role of Arab Governments in Internet development'.

The discussion put the spotlight on challenges in the Middle East and on government concerns, in particular, related to managing the national Internet resources, besides highlighting developments and new trends emerging in the region.


United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Egypt and Yemen.



Welcome and Opening

  • H.E. Hamad Almansoori, General Manager, TRA UAE
  • Salam Yamout, Board Member, RIPE NCC

Governments Decisions on Internet: The Role of RIPE NCC


 Coffee break


Engaging with the governments/TRAs for necessary advocacy for an enabling environment for Internet development

14:00 Conclusion and lunch