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Malaysia, Singapore enhance information, communications cooperation

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Kuala Lumpur (VNA) – Malaysia and Singapore inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to intensify cooperation in the fields of information and communications on February 19.

The MoU was signed by Malaysia's Communications and Multimedia Minister Salleh Said Keruak and Minister for Communications and Information of Singapore Yaacob Ibrahim.

According to a statement by the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia released on the same day, the signing of the document reflected the two countries’ commitment to coordinating with each other in information and communications, especially in broadcasting.

The MoU also aims to enhance bilateral cooperation in the field of information technology, particularly the use of computers and internet as a means of communication and for the dissemination of information.

Under the document, the two sides agreed to increase exchanges of radio and television programmes, mass media representatives, as well as information on policy and regulatory matters for the benefit of both countries, while also increasing collaboration in postal services.

Talking to the press after the signing ceremony, the Malaysian Minister that the signing of the MoU in information and communications was an historical event for both countries.

Sharing the same view, the Singaporean Minister affirmed that this was an important MoU because the field of information and communication is evolving very quickly.-VNA
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