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Minister Tang, Foreign Minister Kofe talk Taiwan-Tuvalu digital tie-ups

Minister Audrey Tang met with Simon Kofe, minister of justice, communication and foreign affairs for Tuvalu, June 1 at Ministry of Digital Affairs HQ in Taipei City, vowing to assist the Pacific ally advance its digital nation goal and strengthen resilience. 

Taiwan and Tuvalu share the same objective of promoting public and private sector digital transformation, Tang said. More frequent bilateral engagement is key to achieving real headway in digital-related fields such as cyber security and government services, she added.

According to Tang, submarine cables and communications resilience are other areas in which both sides can work together. As island nations facing similar climatic and geographic challenges, Taiwan and Tuvalu should cooperate and learn from one another for the collective good, she said. 

Case in point is Taiwan’s development and deployment of diverse and heterogeneous communication networks, Tang said, citing the adoption of Web3 decentralized applications, enhancing submarine cable security, expanding microwave bandwidth and planning conceptual verifications for non-synchronous satellite orbits.

According to the moda, Taiwan and Tuvalu are like-minded partners bound by close friendship and Austronesian cultural heritage. Achieving digital nation status forms the foundation of the Pacific ally’s approach to tackling global challenges while preserving its culture, knowledge and history in the digital space.

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