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Singapore and Kuwait Co-operate to Spur Infocomm Technology Trade and Investments

SINGAPORE – 15 SEP 2004

Bilateral relations between the Republic of Singapore and the State of Kuwait are further strengthened today with a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) inked to co-operate in e-Government planning. This co-operation paves the ...

Bilateral relations between the Republic of Singapore and the State of Kuwait are further strengthened today with a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) inked to co-operate in e-Government planning. This co-operation paves the way for increased trade and investments that will spur economic growth for both countries.

The MOU was signed by H.E. Sheikh Ahmad Al-Abdullah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Minister of Communications, Planning and State Minister of Administrative Development Affairs of the State of Kuwait and Dr Lee Boon Yang, Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts of the Republic of Singapore.

The agreement formalises co-operation in e-Government between Singapore and Kuwait. It includes:

i. promotion of dialogue on e-Government issues, so as to identify ways to accelerate e-Government development for Kuwait;

ii. formation of working group from both public and private sectors of both countries that has experience in e-Government planning and need analysis; and

iii. organisation of study visits by working group to identify areas of co-operation and requirements on e-Government planning, as well as possible e-Government project collaborations with Singaporean companies.

Today's MOU signing is a follow-up to the official visit of His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Prime Minister of Kuwait, to Singapore in July 2004. At this visit, Kuwait had expressed interest for Singapore to co-operate in infrastructural development such as e-Governance.


ISSUED BY MINISTRY OF INFORMATION, COMMUNICATIONS AND THE ARTS

For media clarification, please contact:

Tham Siok Fun
Senior Corporate Communications Officer
Corporate Communications Dept
Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts
Tel: (65) 6837-9841
Fax: (65) 6837-9837
Email: tham_siok_fun@mica.gov.sg

Jennifer Toh
Manager
Corporate and Marketing Communication
Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore
Tel: (65) 6211-0508
Fax: (65) 6211-2227
Email: jennifer_toh@imda.gov.sg

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