|Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung meets with former Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama in Ha Noi yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Duc Tam
HA NOI (VNS) — Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung sought support from former Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama for co-operation in application of information technology (IT).
At a meeting in Ha Noi yesterday, Dung said Viet Nam valued IT application in all dimensions of life, considering it a significant way to improve economic competitiveness and ability to govern, adding that the country has devised its own strategy to become a strong IT country.
The Vietnamese leader highlighted developments in bilateral ties, particularly a three-fold increase in two-way trade from a decade ago to nearly US$30 billion today and hopefully $50 billion by 2020.
Hatoyama, who is on a visit to attend the Viet Nam Information and Communications Technology Summit in Ha Noi, said Japan was willing to share IT experience with Viet Nam, especially its applications in agriculture, fisheries, transport, smart city building, e-government and e-customs.
He pledged to help Viet Nam take IT into farming, fisheries and enterprises and revealed that he would lead several business delegations to Viet Nam to find co-operation opportunities this year.
The guest added that he would also foster bilateral collaboration in labour, vocational training and sports. — VNS