Bangladesh confirmed the membership of the Digital Cooperation Organization (DCO) on Tuesday at the Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the United Nations in New York, USA. The Digital Cooperation Organization has a huge market of 800 million people in about 15 countries.
On behalf of Bangladesh, State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Junaid Ahmed Palak signed the certificate of becoming a DCO member state.
“Bangladesh has officially become a member of DCO. He said that four opportunities have been created for us by being a member of DCO. The first will be an opportunity for Bangladeshi digital-entrepreneur startups to do business. Second, there will be opportunities to invest in Bangladesh from different countries. Thirdly, through the mutual cooperation of 15 countries, Bangladesh can move to a stronger position in cyber security. A fourth startup passport is in the works. That is, startups from one country can work in 15 countries,” said Junaid Ahmed Palak.
He also said, “In these four areas, there has been a fruitful meeting with the DCO Secretary General. We have formally accepted membership and signed that charter.” “Bangladesh has now become a very attractive destination for foreign direct investment,” he added.
On this occasion, Secretary General of the Digital Cooperation Organization, Mrs. Dima Al Yahia, and Policy Advisor of Bangladesh Access to Information (A2I), Anir Chowdhury, along with related senior officials, were present.