Singapore and Brunei have signed an agreement which outlines plans for further cooperation in the field of info-communications and media (ICM). This will result in the organising of training and capability development programmes for participants from both countries.
The partnership will also organise regular bilateral exchanges, and knowlege sharing on key ICM issues such as telecommunications and media regulations, postal services, data regulation, innovation, industry development and human capital development, a statement read.
Through the partnership, both countries aim to deepen existing ties and promote further exchanges in field of ICM. The statement added that it also reflects the growing cooperation between Singapore and Brunei across a wide range of sectors, and affirms the commitment of Singapore and Brunei Darussalam to the integration of ASEAN, through cooperation in the field of ICM.
This is not the first time both countries have worked today to bolster the communications and information sector. In 2015, both countries signed a memorandum of understanding to increase cooperation in the field of broadcasting to include the field of information. The expanded agreement builds on the one signed in 1990, seeing closer collaboration and greater sharing between the two countries in the field of broadcasting and information. This included the exchange of information officers and journalist visit programmes between both countries.