The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the dynamics of the world. It has definitely fast forwarded ASEAN's shift towards digitalisation. Digitalisation is and will remain to be a key component of economic growth in the 21st century. Delivering a keynote speech at the ASEAN Business Advisory Council's, BAC, Formal Turnover Ceremony yesterday MORNING, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doctor Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah, Minister at the Prime Minister's Office and Second Minister of Finance and Economy said it is crucial for ASEAN to safeguard the cybersecurity of the region by enhancing the ASEAN capabilities, while also being cognizant of new and emerging technologies. ASEAN, according to Yang Berhormat, must continue to demonstrate its resolute support in commitment for multilateralism.
Yang Berhormat noted the strong alignment between ASEAN BAC's and the Brunei government's theme of 'We care, We Prepare, We prosper.' Yang Berhormat further elaborated on the programme of Brunei to drive the theme forward under three strategic thrusts of Recovery, Digitalisation and Sustainability to be achieved through a 10-Points Priority Economic Deliverables, PEDs.
Meanwhile, His Excellency Dato Paduka Lim Jock Hoi, Secretary General of ASEAN Secretariat in a keynote address shared his valuable insights on ASEAN 2021 and on the ASEAN Comprehensive Recovery Framework, ACRF, which was launched by the ASEAN Leaders last November. He also stressed the importance of deepening the public-private-partnership between ASEAN and ASEAN BAC to translate the ACRF into concrete results that will impact the lives and livelihoods of the ASEAN people.
The function proceeded with the handover of the ASEAN BAC flag by His Excellency Tran Van Khoa, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Viet Nam to Brunei Darussalam to Yang Berhormat Siti Rozaimeriyanty binti Dato Seri Laila Jasa Haji Abdul Rahman, Member of the Legislative Council.
Source: Radio Television Brunei