Malaysia to chair first ASEAN Digital Ministers’ Meeting (The Edge Markets)

Minister of Communications and Multimedia Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah will chair the first ASEAN Digital Ministers’ Meeting (ADGMIN1) via teleconference from Jan 21 to Jan 22.

Themed “ASEAN: A Digitally Connected Community”, the meeting seeks to strengthen cooperation among ASEAN countries towards building digital ecosystems as a pillar in the post-Covid-19 development plan.

The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia (KKMM) in a statement today said the emphasis would be on the importance of centralisation and unity, in efforts to develop the ASEAN Community in the areas of cybersecurity, personal data protection, 5G and promoting innovations and e-commerce.

“The meeting also aspires to expand cooperation with ASEAN dialogue partners including Japan, China, the European Union, the United States, South Korea and India, in enhancing information and communication technology (ICT) policies, developing human resources, discovering and exploring new technologies, and enhancing the ability to deal with risks in cyberspace.

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The Edge Markets

15 December 2020

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