Australia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to Cooperate on Broadband Development

3 April 2012: Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Minister of Information Society and Administration, H.E. Mr Ivo Ivanovski, have agreed to cooperate on issues relating to broadband development.  Senator Conroy and Mr Ivanovski held a bilateral meeting in Ohrid where they discussed how broadband is transforming societies and economies across the globe.

During the bilateral meeting Senator Conroy and Mr Ivanovski agreed that both governments will:

  • promote online opportunities and digital engagement to drive productivity, improved social outcomes and international excellence that capitalises on the growth of the digital economy in both countries;
  • share information and expertise, where appropriate, and keep each other informed of progress against these areas in our respective countries; and
  • continue the spirit of cooperation in respect to strategies for supporting vibrant digital economies.

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