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OISTE and WISeKey launch a hub for the Mediterranean Digital Space in Malaga

    Geneva (ots) - In 2007, WISeKey presented a project for the creation of a Euro-African Hub within the framework of Malaga Valley's activities (http://www1.wisekey.com/news/071022MalagaHub.aspx). This has now taken on a new dimension, focusing on the objectives laid out by President Zapatero at the Union for the Mediterranean (UPM) recently organised by President Sarkozy in Paris.

    This project has been presented to prestigious organisations such as CERN, the European Union, the World Economic Forum, the International Telecommunication Union, and the Digital Solidarity Fund (FSN). Along the same line, the efforts made by the Mayor of Malaga, WISeKey, OISTE.org and Malaga Valley have culminated in the Mediterranean Cities and Local Governments Summit, proposed by the Malaga City government and the FSN, which will be held in Malaga on October 2-3, 2008.

    In Paris, the President of the Spanish government advocated strengthening the socio-economic and cultural cooperation in the region and underscored the fundamental role of the new information technologies. Zapatero invited European and Mediterranean leaders to the Mediterranean Cities Summit in Malaga, with the objective of promoting a truly Mediterranean digital space.

    "Malaga is proud to make a contribution to this ambitious initiative, whose objective is to make our city a European reference in the areas of new technologies and of the information society. This summit will open a new chapter in multilateral Mediterranean cooperation next October," said Francisco de la Torre, Mayor of Malaga.

    "This project will allow the enhancement and promotion of innovative means for financing digital solidarity in the Mediterranean space," said Alain Clerc, Secretary-General of the FSN.

    "This is an excellent initiative for the city of Malaga to become the technological capital of the Mediterranean," mentioned Javier Cremades, President of the Malaga Valley Club.

    "The cooperation among the City Government, Malaga Valley, FSN, the Technological Park of Andalusia, Mediterranean cities and the Spanish government is an unprecedented opportunity for making Malaga the EDM hub," stated Carlos Moreira, Founding President and CEO of WISeKey.

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