STATEMENT: The Digital Cooperation Organization (DCO) hosts the 2nd General Assembly in Riyadh

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STATEMENT: The Digital Cooperation Organization (DCO) hosts the 2nd General Assembly in Riyadh

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Feb. 2, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The Digital Cooperation Organization (DCO) will host the 2nd General Assembly in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Feb. 5, bringing together DCO member states to discuss strategic directions and initiatives to enable digital prosperity for all nations. Ministers representing the 13 DCO member states, together with high-level delegations of DCO observers, as well as representatives of invited countries and international organizations will meet for the General Assembly, to discuss the state of the digital economy and the challenges all nations face in achieving equitable global digital growth and development.

The 2nd General Assembly will be the first in-person meeting of DCO member states, marking two years of progress for the international organization that was founded to help achieve prosperity and social growth by unifying efforts to advance and promote interest in the digital economy.

Deemah AlYahya, Secretary General of the DCO, said: "Digital technologies have immense potential to transform economies and empower groups, including women and entrepreneurs, with new opportunities, especially as 70% of new value created in the global economy over the next decade will be spent based on digitally enabled platforms, so it is vitally important that all nations have the same ability to harness the power of digitalization to achieve their goals.The DCO was formed to accelerate digital transformation through of collaboration and knowledge sharing among all stakeholders to empower nations to develop strategies and programs to drive their own digital development and participate equally in the global digital economy."

Focused on empowering youth, women and entrepreneurs, harnessing the accelerating power of the digital economy and moving forward with innovation, The DCO is a global multilateral organization, founded in November 2020 and headquartered in Riyadh, that aims to enable digital prosperity. for all by accelerating the inclusive growth of the digital economy. Thirteen Member States have joined the DCO to date: Bahrain, Cyprus, Djibouti, The Gambia, Ghana, Jordan, Kuwait, Pakistan, Oman, Nigeria, Rwanda, Morocco and Saudi Arabia, along with the private sector, academia and NGOs. observer members.

Real-time updates from the General Assembly and select live streaming sessions can be accessed through the DCO's Twitter account (@DCOrg).

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