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September 23, 2019

Union Minister attends Asia-Pacific ICT Ministerial Meeting 2019, Straits Digital Exchange

Union Minister U Thant Sin Maung attends the APT Asia- Pacific Ministerial Meeting 2019 in Singapore.  Photo : MNA
Union Minister U Thant Sin Maung attends the APT Asia- Pacific Ministerial Meeting 2019 in Singapore. 
Photo : MNA

Union Minister of Transport and Communications U Thant Sin Maung returned after attending Asia- Pacific ICT Ministerial Meeting 2019 organized by Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT) on June 25th- 26th in Singapore.
At the meeting, the ICT ministers discussed collaboration in the matters of Digital Transformation, Digital Innovation and Creativity, Digital trust, Digital Capacity Building and Partnership and future work. The ministers also exchanged views and discussed future work.
The Union Minister gave his presentation titled “Digital Transformation and Creativity” focusing on developments and challenges in Myanmar.
This meeting is held every five years and this year is coincided with 40th anniversary of APT.
The meeting was attended by ICT minister and deputy ministers from APT member countries, General Secretary of ITU and officials of UNESCAP.
It followed-up on the development of telecommunication/ICT in APT member countries towards achieving the objectives of the Brunei Darussalam Statement made in 2014, 5 year plan of co-creating and connect digital future in Asia-Pacific. It also provides a platform for the ministers to have a free and open discussion on the pressing and challenging topics of the telecommunication/ICT among themselves.
The meeting 2019 adopted a Singapore Statement of the Asia-Pacific ICT Ministers on Co-creating a Connected Digital Future in the Asia-Pacific.
On June 27th, U Than Sin Maung attended a minister iallevel meeting on Straits Digital Exchange with ICT ministers and deputy ministers of member countries and invited guest. He also visited to Remanufacturing and Technology Center (ARTC).
The Union Minister returned Yangon on 28 June. — MNA (Translated by Alphonsus)

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