By Sami Zaptia.
Tripoli, 6 May 2014:
The 8th annual Information and Communications Technology exhibition “Taqnya 2014” opened at Tripoli International Fair, Tripoli . . .[restrict]yesterday until 8th of May.
Taqnya (which means technology in Arabic) is officially supported by the Ministry of Communications and Informatics (www.cim.gov.ly).
In his brief welcoming address at yesterday’s opening, attended by about two hundred people, Mohamed Benras Ali, Deputy Minister of Communications and Informatics, said that the event “was an important occasion and event for the sector in Libya to get to know and meet international companies and keep up with the latest developments”.
“We are keen that the private sector plays its role in this sector”, Ali added, in a tacit acknowledgement to the fact that the telecommunications sector in Libya is virtually monopolized by the state – a legacy of the 42 year Qaddafi era.
Numerous Libyan and international companies, including international brands such as Ericsson, Samsung, Huwawei, ZTE, Alcatel Lucent etc were present at the exhibition, belying the perception that international companies were not attending events in Libya.
For more information see: www.taqnyaexpo.ly [/restrict]