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Jakarta Post

ASEAN as partner for common prosperity

  • Chin Young


Seoul   /   Wed, November 27, 2019   /  01:28 pm
ASEAN as partner for common prosperity High hopes: South Korean President Moon Jae-in (left), Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (center) and Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha pose for a group photo before the start of the ASEAN-South Korea summit on the sidelines of the 33rd ASEAN summit in Singapore on Nov. 14, 2018. (AFP/Roslan Rahman)

Great news broke earlier this month: South Korea joined the project to build Indonesia’s government integrated data center. The French government used to be tasked with this project alone, but South Korea has now become a part of the project. It is understood that the Korea-Indonesia E-Government Cooperation Center in Jakarta played a decisive role. Indonesia’s e-government market had been uncharted territory for many Korean information technology companies, which made a number of attempts to enter the market but ended up drinking the bitter cup of defeat. Sharing the same office and exchanging knowledge and knowhow with e-government leaders in Indonesia since the opening of the center over the past four years, Koreans have built strong trust, which proved conducive to a good result. South Korea and ASEAN have maintained partnership for the past 30 years. To date, th...

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