The governments of Colombia and China sign agreements to strengthen the digital economy and public media

Within the framework of an official visit to the People’s Republic of China, President Gustavo Pedro and ICT Minister Mauricio Liscano signed three memorandums of understanding establishing a bilateral agreement based on technology. These documents will help strengthen the digital economy, secondly, Colombian students can go to China to do their internships in tech companies in that country, and finally, an agreement on cooperation between Colombia and China’s public media organization. Media Group, represented by Shen Haixiong.

The president signed these agreements for China’s support in the digital transformation of Colombia, companies and government, for support for Colombian public television, and for Colombians to come to Chinese technology companies to do your internships.“ICT Minister, Mauricio Liscano (@MauricioLizcano)

The cooperation agreement in the digital economy aims to strengthen traditional industries, as well as technological innovation, implementation of smart city pilots through the exchange of successful experiences, development of public innovation and digital transformation and development in various sectors. Exchange of digital content, education, telemedicine etc.

Policy cooperation and exchange of information on regulations in the ICT sector are also called for in the face of digital transformation and development. The agreement is expected to be valid for three years.
For its part, the exchange and co-production of content to promote culture, education and information for its citizens will be strengthened for cooperation between public media, increasing mutual knowledge between the peoples of the two countries.

During his visit to China, the Minister of ICT highlighted the development of 5G technology in sectors such as agriculture, telemedicine, manufacturing, ports, autonomous cars, defense and how Colombia can use this technology and this experience to improve everyone’s life.

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