Minister, Hungarian ambassador discuss digital sector cooperation

Minister, Hungarian ambassador discuss digital sector cooperation

Minister of Communication and Informatics, Johnny G. Plate, and Hungarian Ambassador to Indonesia, Lilla Karsay, discussed digital sector cooperation at the ministry office in Jakarta on Friday (August 5, 2022). (ANTARA/Arnidhya Nur Zhafira)

We have discussed various cooperation potentials in the digital sector, including upstream and downstream infrastructure, as well as issues relevant to cyber security, digital talent, and new technologies, such as the 5G technology
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Minister of Communication and Information  Johnny G. Plate  and Hungarian Ambassador to Indonesia  Lilla Karsay  discussed bilateral cooperation in the digital sector during a meeting on Friday.

 

"We have discussed various cooperation potentials in the digital sector, including upstream and downstream infrastructure, as well as issues relevant to cyber security, digital talent, and new technologies, such as the 5G technology," Minister Plate informed after the meeting, which took place at the ministry office here.

 

The bilateral cooperation between Indonesia and Hungary in the digital sector has taken various forms, such as the Hungary-Indonesia Technology Business Forum, the development of digital talents, and visits of delegates from the two countries, the minister highlighted.


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"We want to continue the cooperation as the Hungarian delegation is expected to visit Indonesia this August to exchange views on the cooperation potential in the applications and informatics aspects. I welcome this cooperation, particularly as Hungary is a part of the European Union," he said.

 

Indonesia is exploring more cooperation potential with Hungary as it is bolstering efforts to enhance digital acceleration and infrastructure development, including the development of government clouds, he added.

 

"Moreover, Hungary has also offered us cooperation in the digital talent sector, particularly in the advanced-skill digital talent in Hungarian universities to complement the existing cooperation between the ministry and global universities," Plate said.

 

Meanwhile, Ambassador Karsay pointed out that Hungary and Indonesia have cooperated in two major technology development projects, including the development of water treatment facilities in various regions in Indonesia.

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"We have constructed 36 facilities with Hungarian technology that are providing clean water to some 500 thousand residents throughout Indonesia," Karsay said.

 

Indonesia and Hungary are also developing a US$300 million electronic payments project with Hungarian technology, she added.

 

"I believe this will be important for Indonesia's national strategy, and I am glad we can contribute to Indonesia's development. We are also developing cooperation in cybersecurity, education, and other aspects, which is consistent with the focus on G20, ASEAN, and the Indo-Pacific region," the ambassador said.


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