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Digital revolution highlighted in ASEAN, EU forums

  • Dian Septiari
    Dian Septiari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Mon, March 5, 2018 | 10:34 am
Digital revolution highlighted in ASEAN, EU forums Digital revolution: Indonesia raised the importance of keeping up with the digital revolution at two forums held in Belgium last week. (Getty Images North America/AFP/Justin Sullivan)

Indonesia raised the importance of keeping up with the digital revolution during the ASEAN Young Leaders Forum (YLF) and EU-ASEAN Public Debate, as well as the Strategic Thinkers Forum, both of which were hosted by ASEAN and the European Union in Brussels last week.

The two forums aimed at evaluating relations between ASEAN and the EU in the past 40 years and seeking solutions on how ties could be improved moving forwards, according to a statement obtained by The Jakarta Post on Friday.

Westra Tanribali, the ASEAN Youth representative from Indonesia, said he and other delegates from 29 countries discussed political and security, economic, trade and business exchanges, and people-to-people contact.

During the forum, Westra highlighted the reasons for why both parties needed to keep up with the digital revolution, “specifically on how the EU and ASEAN should lead international efforts to tackle emerging threats from disruptions, such as potential job losses and cybersecurity risks, as well as the development of entrepreneurial skills.”

“The forums resulted in 11 policy recommendations that will be presented to the Strategic Thinkers’ Forum and the ASEAN-EU Ministerial Meeting [AEMM] in 2018,” he added (dis/ebf)

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