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According to the Vietnam News Agency reporter in Malaysia, on January 22, the Ministerial Conference Digital The First ASEAN (ADGMIN1) closed after two days of meeting and adopted the ASEAN Digital Master Plan 2025 (ADM2025).

This document aims to guide digital cooperation for member countries in the period 2021-2025 in implementing the plan to make ASEAN the leading digital community and digital economic bloc with support. digital transformation services, technology and ecosystems, and ensuring network security to promote a trusted digital space.

ADM2025 outlined 8 main contents, including Priority to promote the recovery of ASEAN member countries after the COVID-19 pandemic; Increase the quality and coverage of fixed and mobile broadband infrastructure; Providing reliable digital services and preventing damage to consumers; Establish a stable and competitive market for digital service provision; Improving the quality and use of e-government services; A digital service that connects businesses and establishes infrastructure for cross-border trade; Empowering businesses and citizens to participate in the digital economy and a harmonious digital society within ASEAN.

This meeting also adopted the Putrajaya Declaration “ASEAN: A Digital Connected Community,” and agreed to host the second ADGMIN Conference and meetings with dialogue partners and the Alliance. International Telecommunication (ITU) in Myanmar later this year.

Earlier, speaking at the conference, Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin affirmed that ASEAN needed new bills to deal with the cross-border threat to develop the region into a digital economic bloc.

He said that under the current law, there are many areas that need to be reconsidered to accommodate the new challenges and technologies, especially in the area of ​​cybersecurity. Accordingly, ASEAN must pay attention to the rapidly changing cybersecurity threat that affects every aspect of life, including national security. The threat of cybersecurity is becoming increasingly sophisticated, complex and cross-national, requiring in the countries a coordinated and integrated regional approach.

Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin also emphasized the rapid change caused by the pandemic COVID-19 Global growth has accelerated digital economy in Malaysia. Against this backdrop, the government has identified the digital economy as one of the most important areas of economic growth.

He noted that the pandemic has forced ASEAN towards digitization, and it has given member states an unexpected incentive to move faster on this path.

Hang Linh (VNA / Vietnam +)