Egypt and Kuwait to arrest and hand over
cybercrime suspects under new agreement
Sadek told Egypt’s state news
agency MENA that Egypt and
Kuwait will hand over suspects
to each other should one of the
countries request the arrest of
suspected cybercriminals based in
the other country.
“Since crime has become more
complex and cross-border, no
country can effectively confront it
alone,” said Sadek.
gypt and Kuwait have made an
agreement to co-operate in dealing with
cybercriminals deemed a threat to national
security. The agreement, announced by
Kuwait is one of Egypt’s close Gulf
allies and the deal is intended to
boost joint judicial co-operation to
combat all forms of crime, facilitate
the exchange of information and
speed up the handover of suspects.
Egypt’s Prosecutor-General Nabil Sadek,
will accelerate legal proceedings against
cybercriminals and clamp down on those
suspects wanted by both countries.
The agreement will also develop the use of
technology by members of the judiciary to
stay on top of methods used by criminals.
Plan to launch Kuwait as regional data
alem Al-Uzania, Board Chairman
of Kuwait’s Public Authority for
Communication and Information
Technology, has spoken in favour of
transforming Kuwait into a data centre
region. Al-Uzania, in a statement to the
Kuwait News Agency, has confirmed that
the authority, as part of its strategy for the
future, is seeking to make Kuwait a regional
data centre in line with the country’s Vision
He made the comments on the sidelines of
the Huawei Connect 2019 Tech4All Summit,
which had a theme of ‘How Inclusive
Innovation Can Empower the World’.
The Kuwaiti Authority will soon sign a deal
with the Iraqi Ministry of Communications
to establish the Regional Communication
Passageway that will connect Iraq with
Kuwait and the two countries with Europe.
The project will facilitate data flow from
the East to the West, he added. He
also revealed that the authority is also
planning to establish a national data and
information centre. During the Huawei
event Al-Uzania discussed the regional
corridor for communications to be in
tandem with China’s Silk Road enterprise.
The minister also said that Chinese
officials had praised Kuwait’s launch of 5G