Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has highlighted the importance of digital technology for the development of the ASEAN region.

In his remarks via Video Recording at the Closing Ceremony of the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2021 held on Oct. 25 under the theme “Building Our Sustainable Digital Future”, Samdech Techo Hun Sen said in order to promote resilient and sustainable development in the region, ASEAN needs to advance digital transformation, particularly encourage business enterprises to harness digital technology, by initiating the arrangement of joint governance for digital infrastructure development, including standardisation, regulation, privacy, data sharing and digital connectivity, through the implementation the ASEAN Digital Master Plan 2025 as well as other key initiatives.

Besides, the Cambodian Premier mentioned about multilateralism and globalisation to boost regional integration.

Concurrently, he added, accelerating regional and global integration is also one of the top priorities in supporting recovery and sustainable socio-economic development. ASEAN must continue to adhere to multilateralism, strengthen globalisation, and strive to advance the regional integration agenda in line with ASEAN Vision 2025, aimed at strengthening greater connectivity between social beings and economic dynamism.

“For that, we need to pay utmost attention on a number of important tasks, including: fostering comprehensive and in-depth liberalisation of trade in services and investment, facilitating safe cross-border movement of travelers, and enhancing the capacity of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), etc.,” Samdech Techo Hun Sen said.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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