Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Ministry of Communication and Informatics has invited a global technology major to collaborate in completing digital transformation in various areas ranging from digital talent development to government digitalization.

At his ministry's office here on Thursday, Communication and Informatics Minister Budi Arie Setiadi said that the step has been taken so that digital transformation can be realized more effectively to achieve the 2045 Golden Indonesia vision.

"This is a form of real collaboration between the Indonesian government and global industry players to accelerate progress in the country's digital sector," he said.

Under the Golden Indonesia vision, Indonesia aims to be one of the 10 strongest economies by 2045.

As part of efforts to achieve the vision, the government is not only seeking to develop Indonesia as a market, but also increase its standing as a strategic partner in global digital technology development.

This has involved boosting collaboration with industries, including global technology companies, among other things.

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Collaboration with global companies is expected to bring national economic growth to around 5.4–6.2 percent by 2045 as per the projections of the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas).

"The Indonesian government believes that multi-stakeholder collaboration is highly needed, including through cooperation between the government and the private sector. Through this cooperation model, the government can access competence, resources, and up-to-date technological innovation in implementing digital policies," he said.

The technology company that has been invited to collaborate with the Ministry of Communication and Informatics is Microsoft.

The government and Microsoft are expected to carry out several collaborations, including developing digital human resources, strengthening infrastructure, and digitalizing the government.

They are also expected to cooperate in efforts to strengthen the responsible governance of artificial intelligence (AI), the implementation and practice of personal data protection, as well as cooperation in other fields.

The collaboration was marked by the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) by the ministry's secretary general, Mira Tayyiba, and president director of Microsoft Indonesia, Dharma Simorangkir, in Jakarta on Thursday.

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