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28 March 2016

New online system to connect Qatar's diplomatic missions

New online system to connect Qatar's diplomatic missions

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) signed an agreement with Ooredoo yesterday to connect its diplomatic missions worldwide through a safe online system.

As per the agreement, Ooredoo will build the MoFA Global Network (MGN), an initiative to connect more than 100 Qatari diplomatic missions around the world with their headquarters in Doha. MoFA staff in those offices will have access to IP telephony and video conferencing, in addition to WAN acceleration for better application performance, ensuring that no matter how remote and underdeveloped the area they operate in is, they remain connected.

Saif Al Kuwari, Director of the Department of Information Systems and Technology at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said: "The MoFA Global Network is a landmark initiative from the Government of the State of Qatar, being led by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to ensure that our diplomatic missions are supported by a world-class communication and connectivity solution. As Qatar's profile continues to grow on the world stage, we are implementing cutting-edge infrastructure to ensure that all our teams can stay in-touch and receive and share information, updates and advice from their different territories."

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