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Minister of Transport and Infocommunications attended the ASEAN Digital Ministers’ Retreat, 28 – 29 March 2019, Phuket, Thailand

The ASEAN Telecommunications and IT Ministers (TELMIN) started the year with an ASEAN Digital Ministers’ Retreat held on 28-29 March 2019 in Phuket, Thailand.

Representing Brunei Darussalam at the Retreat was Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Abdul Mutalib bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Mohammad Yusof, Minister of Transport and Infocommunications.  Also in attendance was Yang Mulia Awang Haji Hairul Mohd Daud bin Haji Abdul Karim, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Infocommunications, Cybersecurity, Strategy and Corporate), at the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications (MTIC) as well as officers from the Ministry and AITI.

Hosted by His Excellency Dr. Pichet Durongkaveroj, Minister of Digital Economy and Society of Thailand, the Retreat carried the theme ‘ASEAN Digital Agility’ and provided the opportunity for an open and informal dialogue among ASEAN Ministers responsible for ICT.  

The Retreat focused on two main areas, namely, Cybersecurity and Digital Economy, while also provided the platform for discussion on the opportunities and challenges from the 4th Industrial Revolution. The Ministers also provided broad guidance that includes a more conducive digital ecosystem for greater participation by the public and private sectors in the digital economy and society. 

The ASEAN Digital Ministers Retreat was an outcome from the 18th ASEAN Telecommunications & IT Ministers Meeting (18th ASEAN TELMIN) which was held in Bali, Indonesia back in December 2018.

At the sidelines of the Retreat, the Minister of Transport and Infocommunications held a bilateral discussion with his counterpart, His Excellency Minister of Digital Economy and Society, Thailand, on exploring areas of cooperation of mutual interests in issues related to digital economy.

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Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications (MTIC)
31 March 2019 @ 3pm