AWS will turn Bahrain into key player in cloud computing

Manama, Representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Work and Youth Affairs and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sport (SCYS) His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa received Vice President of Amazon Web Services’ worldwide public sector business Teresa Carlson. The meeting was attended by SCYS member and Head of the Coordination, Implementation and Follow-up Committee Shaikh Faisal bin Rashid Al Khalifa and Minister of Youth and Sport Affairs Ayman bin Tawfeeq Al-Moayed.

HH Shaikh Nasser stressed that Bahrain has become a major host of large international companies, pointing out the efforts of His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier, to boost the kingdom’s status as a favourite destination for those companies in the region. He added that choosing Bahrain as a centre for Middle East data by Amazon Web Services (AWS) will substantially contribute to boosting the kingdom’s comprehensive economic development and enhancing its status in the technology and cloud computing field. He noted that this choice will also cast light on the kingdom’s civilisational and development achievements. He also praised Amazon’s joining of Opportunities programme, which is overseen by the Ministry of Youth and Sport Affairs, and keenness to provide Bahraini youngsters with training opportunities in its offices in Bahrain.

Teresa Carlson lauded HH Shaikh Nasser’s interest in the activities carried out by Amazon in Bahrain in the technological and cloud computing field, pointing out Bahrain’s status as a regional centre in the Middle East. She also expressed happiness at AWS being an inherent part of Bahrain’s national programme Opportunities, affirming the company’s commitment to work with its partners in the Youth and Sport Affairs Ministry to provide the Bahraini youth with training opportunities.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

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