Gulf Countries Council (GCC) Ministerial Committee for Post, Communications and Information Technology recommended that electronic applications continue to be monitored for security purposes.
In a meeting held yesterday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, presided by Saudi Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Mohammed al-Suwaiyel, ministers agreed to contact internet services providers to respond to the requests of the GCC.
GCC Assistant Secretary General for Economic and Development Affairs Abdulallah al-Shibli said that a unified team representing the GCC will hold meetings with companies that offer its transnational services to discuss monitor of applications.
Al-Shibli added in an interview with Asharq AlAwsat that Post, Communications and Information Technology Ministers decided to proceed with reducing international call-fees between countries of the GCC which will start by the end of this year until reaching a 40 percent decrease by the year 2020.
Al-Shibli explained that GCC General Secretariat discussed 29 provisions including: organizing post, law regarding company, law to organize express mail which was approved, in addition to forming a Gulf express mail company rather than the foreign one. He spoke about the committees to unite telecommunication legalization as the ministers agreed on unification of telecommunication laws.
Saudi Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Mohammed al-Suwaiyel confirmed that the ministers discussed several issues that deal with cooperation in post and telecommunication.
In a speech delivered on behalf of the GCC Sec. Gen. Abdul Latif al-Zayyani, GCC Assistant Secretary General for Economic and Development Affairs Abdulallah al-Shibli said that competition is being regulated to activate integrated work among GCC members to stop e-extortion, local laws violations, and end online promotion of hate and terrorism.