Digital Partnership between Sri Lanka and Singapore discussed with the Minister for Communications and Information of Singapore
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Digital Partnership between Sri Lanka and Singapore discussed with the Minister for Communications and Information of Singapore

The High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to Singapore Senarath Dissanayake met Minister for Communications and Information of Singapore Josephine Teo on 01 July 2024 and exchanged views on shared common interests on the digital front, including AI.

The High Commissioner briefed the Minister on the recent Fintech delegation visit to Sri Lanka to explore possible collaborative opportunities in digital public infrastructure and the proposed visit by the Press Club of Singapore. He thanked the Minister for the support extended by AI Singapore and stressed the importance of fostering cooperation in the field of communication and technology between Sri Lanka and Singapore.

Referring to Singapore’s regional cyber security efforts through the ASEAN-Singapore Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence (ASCCE), the High Commissioner sought the possibility of Sri Lanka obtaining technical assistance from ASCCE.

Minister Teo agreed to explore the possibilities of extending support through ASCCE and suggested potential collaboration with the Singapore Cyber Agency (CSA) and the Infocom Media Development Authority (IMDA) for cyber security and digital transformation efforts of Sri Lanka and possible capacity building.

Ms. Yiling Cheong from the International Affairs Division of the Ministry of Communications and Information and, Minister and Head of Chancery of the High Commission of Sri Lanka Ahamed Razee were present at the meeting.

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