We are honored to recognize the distinguished participation of esteemed government officials in Egypt's first Metaverse and AI Week. Their presence and engagement have been invaluable in demonstrating the nation's commitment to technological advancement, innovation, and citizen empowerment.

Our gratitude goes to His Excellency Ashraf Sobhy, Ministry of Youth & Sports of Egypt , whose active involvement in this event showcases the government's dedication to fostering a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship among the younger generation. Through initiatives that encourage exploration in AI and the Metaverse, we are nurturing a vibrant ecosystem that will drive Egypt's growth and enhance its competitiveness on the global stage.

We extend our heartfelt appreciation to His Excellency Reda Hegazy, Minister of education and vocational training, for his exceptional leadership and unwavering support in integrating emerging technologies into Egypt's educational landscape. By embracing the Metaverse and AI, we are equipping our youth with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the digital age and prepare them for the future job market.

Furthermore, we acknowledge the significant contributions of Her Excellency Soha El Guindy, Minister of Immigration and Egyptians Abroad, who recognizes the transformative potential of technology in connecting and engaging with our citizens worldwide. Their participation in this event highlights the government's commitment to leveraging the Metaverse and AI to strengthen ties with our diaspora, foster collaboration, and enable Egyptians abroad to actively contribute to our nation's progress.

We would like to also express our deepest gratitude to Deputy Minister of ICT Dr. Ghada Labib, Deputy Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Ghada Shalaby and Deputy Minister of Education Ahmed Daher for their invaluable contributions to the high-level roundtable and opening of Egypt's first Metaverse and AI Week. Your vision, leadership, and commitment have played a pivotal role in making this event a resounding success.

Additionally, we extend warm appreciation to the high-level representatives from 
Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Planning and Economic Development, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA), Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA), The American University in Cairo, Egypt University of Informatics-EUI .Their presence at this event signifies their recognition of the transformative power of emerging technologies and their dedication to shaping Egypt's digital future.

Let us continue to collaborate, drive the adoption of emerging technologies, propel innovation, and create a brighter future for all Egyptians.