The 1st ASEAN Digital Ministers’ Meeting and Related Meetings
The 1st ASEAN Digital Ministers Meeting (ADGMIN) was held via video conference on 21 and 22 January 2021. H.E. Dato’ Saifuddin bin Abdullah, Minister of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia, chaired the Meeting, and H.E. U Thant Sin Maung, Union Minister for Transport and Communications of Myanmar was the Vice-Chair. The Ministers also held consultations with their counterparts from China, Japan, Republic of Korea (ROK), India, the United States, and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
The Ministers expressed their appreciation to Japan for its assistance in various areas of cooperation in 2020, including the ASEAN Conference on 5G Ecosystem Development, Developing Guideline and Common Standard of Smart Notification System for Natural Disasters, ASEAN-Japan Symposium on ADM2025, Information Security Workshop for Internet Service Providers, and the various cybersecurity training programmes, in which providing e-learning and making exercises available online is being worked on, delivered at the ASEAN-Japan Cybersecurity Capacity Building Centre in Bangkok. The Ministers endorsed the 2021 ASEAN-Japan ICT Work Plan which contributes to the achievement of the ADM2025 which envisions ASEAN as a leading digital community and economic bloc, powered by secure and transformative digital services, technologies and ecosystem.
The ASEAN-Japan Cybersecurity Capacity Building Centre (Step 2) is supported by the Government of Japan through Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF).