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Indonesia-Romania Open Opportunities for Cooperation in Digital Transformation

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Indonesia held a bilateral meeting with Romania to discuss opportunities for cooperation in digital transformation. The meeting was held at the Palace of Parliament, Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday (29/09/2022).

The meeting was held by the Minister of Communication and Informatics Johnny G. Plate with the Romanian Minister of Research, Innovation and Digitization Sebastian-Loan Burduja.
"We discussed the development of the digital ecosystem between the two countries, both related to digital talent, cyber security, radio communications," Johnny said in his statement, Friday (30/9/2022).

"Up to upstream and downstream information and communication technology (ICT). This includes the potential to build relationships in the digital economy sector, e-commerce, fintech, edutech, healttech, increasing cooperation," he said again.

The Minister of Communication and Information stated that the Governments of Indonesia and Romania both agreed to prioritize the development of information and communication technology infrastructure. "We have the same view on how developed countries (develop digital ecosystems)," he said.

He said Romania and Indonesia agreed to exchange ideas and develop ICT development upstream and downstream. Johnny also explained that Indonesia has developed quite a bit in the field of e-commerce and various other digital sectors.

"We have two decacorns, 14 unicorns and thousands of digital startups where Romania has good digital talent. Maybe we can work together and build concrete relationships in the digital, economic and radio communications fields," he said.

Meanwhile, Romanian Minister of Research, Innovation and Digitalization Sebastian-Loan Burduja assessed that Indonesia and Romania have many similarities. Especially in the development of the digital ecosystem.

"We have very positive chemistry here, even though we just met. I think we will support each other and our team has been working together for a long time<" he said.

According to him, the Romanian government will continue to explore some very good policy paths, especially in the deployment of 5G technology. It is also a follow-up to the MoU regarding the ongoing digital transformation and ensuring that human resources are used optimally.

Regarding cyber security, Sebastian-Loan Burduja hopes that the Romanian Government can contribute. Especially in terms of cybersecurity expertise which is a serious concern.

"Of course it includes the cyber component as well as our expertise in research. And the development of academic centers. We really look forward to continuing this partnership," he said. (RRI)

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