Dhaka, Jun 3 (UNB) – Nations must work together on two major frameworks — technical and legal — to keep the cyber world and mass media secure and free from inappropriate contents, Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu told the concluding session of the two-day Ministerial Forum on ICT in Singapore on Wednesday.
Inu briefed the session on building ‘Digital Bangladesh’ with E-education, E-business, E-health, E-employment, E-environment, E-agriculture, E-science and E-governance under guidance of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Minister for Communications and Information of Singapore Dr Yaacob Ibrahim inaugurated the forum on Tuesday.
Representatives of about 20 countries from Asia and Africa, International Telecommunication Union and leading ICT organisations attended the forum.
Inu also called on his Singapore counterpart Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Communications and Information on the sidelines of the Ministerial Forum.
They agreed on mutual cooperation in combating cyber crime as both the ministers pointed out the need for enhanced exchange of information and media contents to promote people-to-people contacts between the two countries.
Inu highlighted Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s initiatives towards prosperity with a vibrant democracy, digitisation and open mass media.
Bangladesh Ambassador to Singapore Mahbub-Uz-Zaman and Information Minister’s Political Associate Muhammad Abdullahil Quayyum was present during the meeting.
Ministry of Communications and Information and Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore jointly organised the ministerial forum in collaboration with World Economic Forum and Infocomm Media Business Exchange-IMBX.
Ministers from Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Kuwait, Lao PDR, Malaysia, the Maldives, Mongolia, Moldova, Myanmar, Mauritius, the Philippines, Rwanda, Qatar, Thailand and Vietnam attended the forum.