Japan and Jordan have inked and signed a Memorandum of Understanding agreement which pledges both countries to boosting their digital transformations, according to reports in the Jordan Times.

Japan, a nation heavily invested in maximising its digital levelling-up plans, will now hash out the objectives it hopes to achieve by forming a strong partnership with Jordan.

With strong global allies such as the UK that have previously signed a MoU agreement with Japan, this partnership is expected to synchronise a similar roadmap to boosting digital transformation efforts in both Japan and Jordan.

The two sides will exchange expertise, mechanisms and modern technology to fulfil joint digital priorities and elevate digital public infrastructure.

Ahmad Hanandeh, Minister of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship of Jordan, and Japan’s Minister of Digital Transformation, Kono Taro signed off the agreement to ensure privacy for their citizens while engaging with a government service or indeed with the private sector.

Despite data seemingly being a priority of the MoU agreements, Japan’s initiative of My Number Cards connected with a government digital identity has been dogged by criticisms.

Other reports have suggested the partnership will focus on transforming digital identity, data-sharing, digital payments, artificial intelligence, blockchain, cloud technology, among other things, broadening its digital priorities.