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Thailand seeks closer IT, telecom ties with Viet Nam

Update: July, 25/2015 - 09:21
Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Le Nam Thang (right) meets with Thares Punsri, chairman of Thailand's National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission. Photo itcnews
HA NOI  (VNS) — Thares Punsri, chairman of Thailand's National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission, said he hoped to sign a memorandum of understanding with Viet Nam on telecoms and information technology.

It has signed an MOU with Laos, and plans to sign ones with Cambodia and Myanmar soon, he said during a meeting with Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Le Nam Thang in Ha Noi on Thursday.

Thang expressed his support for the initiative, and instructed the ministry's Department of International Cooperation to liaise with Thailand to draw up the MOU.

Punsri said Viet Nam and Thailand should strengthen co-operation in IT and telecoms to have a stronger voice on the international scene in the context of the ASEAN Community that will be formed at the end of this year.

Thang said ASEAN countries needed to co-operate with each other to have a common voice to boost the development of telecoms and IT. He hoped Viet Nam and Thailand would share their experiences to set up their respective national broadband networks and make terrestrial digitisation plans. — VNS


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