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Bangladesh- Sri Lanka agreement

Sri Lanka to work with Bangladesh to improve digital economy

14 July 2017, 8:10:00

Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have conducted an agreement to work together over a dozen of areas to improve digital economy and set up a knowledge-based society.


A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to this end was signed between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka on Friday at the Prime Minister's Office in presence of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, reports UNB.


Bangladesh State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak and Sri Lankan Deputy Minister for Finance and Mass Media Lasantha Alagiyawana signed the agreement on behalf of the respective governments.


As per the agreement, both the countries will look after the greater use of Digital Technologies (DTs) for sustainable development focusing in the areas of digital economy and establishing knowledge-based society.


They will work together in the areas, including IT/ITES industries, national policies, programmes, legislation, institutions, regulatory framework, cyber security, use of DTs on digital government and digital health and for education, smart cities, ecommerce, financial inclusion through sharing respective best practices, the agreement said.

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