The Hon’ble Minister of Information, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Mr Hasanul Huq Inu is paying an official visit in Indonesia from 02 to 06 March 2015. During the visit the Hon’ble Information Minister had meeting with. Mr Rudiantara in Jakarta this morning.
Mr Rudiantara, Minister of Communications and Informatics, Republic of Indonesia cordially welcomed Mr Hasanul Huq Inu at his office. Both Ministers discussed and exchanged views about their respective countries existing system of organizational structure, supervision and laws on information broadcasting. Mr Hasanul Huq Inu highlighted the Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina’s consistent eagerness and continuous initiatives to march Bangladesh towards an open democracy through a vibrant mass media system.
He urged that the prime challenge of an open mass media is to prevent cybercrime which both Bangladesh and Indonesia experience from time to time. Therefore,both countries need to work together in close cooperation to share their experiences in formulizing cyber law to combat cyber crime.
The Minister of Bangladesh also referred to his meeting with Dr. Din Syamsuddin, Chairman, Majelis Ulama Indonesia and other religious leaders of the region during a High-level Summit of Buddhist and Muslim Leaders entitled “Overcoming Extremism and Advancing Peace with Justice” and addressed the importance of combating terrorism in the name of religious militancy and using of media for this is a great threat for the both Muslim majority countries Bangladesh and Indonesia. Hon’ble Minister highlighted the initiatives and actions of the government in Bangladesh to further strengthen harmony among people of all religions during his address at the high level Summit.
Mr Hasanul Huq Inu, proposed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the organizations like BSS, TV, Radio with their counterpart organizations in Indonesia to exchange programs and information on socio-cultural, religious and economic structures.
Also he requested his counterpart to exchange Indonesia’s experience to combat cyber crime in mass media. Bangladesh Minister also highlighted the possibility of establishing ASEAN highway telestorial broadcasting cable to ease and develop the existing wireless broadband and requested Mr Rudiantara to raise the issue with other ASEAN nations.
Bangladesh Minister extended invitation to Mr Rudiantara, Minister of Communications and Informatics, Republic of Indonesia, to visit Bangladesh at a mutually convenient time and both of them exchanged traditional souvenirs as symbol of long lasting brotherly bilateral relationship and cooperation.
The Ambassador Mr Md. Nazmul Quaunine and Counsellor Ms Seheli Sabrin from the Embassy were present in the meeting.