Malaysia and China sign MoU on digital telecommunications cooperation, minister says

Communications and Multimedia Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa and Chinese Vice Minister of Industry and Information Technology Zhang Yunming sign the MoU in Bucharest, Romania, September 28, 2022 – Photo by Twitter/Bernama

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 11:10 p.m. MYT

KUALA LUMPUR, September 28 – Malaysia and China today signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in digital telecommunications during the 2022 International Telecommunication Union Plenipotentiary Conference in Romania.

Communications and Multimedia Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa said the MoU was signed by him and Chinese Vice Minister of Industry and Information Technology Zhang Yunming.

“The areas of cooperation agreed by Malaysia and China under this MoU are related to 5G, digital economy and cybersecurity,” he said in a statement tonight.

He added that the two countries should explore potential cooperation in 5G application technology and encourage partnerships in e-commerce, startup innovations, cloud computing, big data, artificial intelligence, internet of objects, Internet applications and other digital technologies.

Other forms of cooperation would be in terms of policy, standards, emergency response, data security technology, training and cyber security awareness.

Annuar said the cooperation is expected to add value to Malaysia considering the rapid development of China’s IT industry. The two countries would benefit from sharing their knowledge and expertise in the field of 5G, cybersecurity and the digital economy.

China’s assistance in sharing best practices, experience and expertise through joint initiatives will help improve the speed and readiness of Malaysia’s cybersecurity ecosystem and national digitization efforts, especially in preparation for the era of Industrial Revolution 4.0.

Commitments to exchange knowledge and best practices between the two countries would not only improve competitiveness and stimulate the growth of the national digital economy, but also attract investment in human capital development and research, said he added.

He said the cooperation will help Malaysia strengthen its digital economy and indirectly stimulate local digital economic growth and contribute to the national economy in the future, in line with the program to make Malaysia a center of the digital industry. high technology. — Bernama