Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Communications and Information, will visit the United States of America and Canada from 9 to 14 July 2017.
2 Dr Yaacob, who is also the Minister-in-charge of Cybersecurity, will visit Washington DC from 9 to 11 July 2017 to hold discussions with White House cybersecurity officials and Congressional Cyber Leaders, and to broaden US-Singapore cooperation in cybersecurity. Singapore and the United States signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in August 2016, formalising both countries’ commitment to work together in building a secure and resilient cyberspace through cybersecurity cooperation.
3 Dr Yaacob will also visit Canada from 12 to 14 July 2017, where he will meet the Canadian Ministers in-charge of technology and innovation portfolios to exchange perspectives and ideas on innovation, the digital economy and digital readiness. He will also visit the libraries and archives in Ottawa and Montreal to learn about their digitisation and preservation efforts.
4 Dr Yaacob will be accompanied by officials from the Ministry of Communications and Information, the Cyber Security Agency and the National Library Board.