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VN seeks ICT links with Japan

Update: March, 30/2017 - 10:32
Minister of Information and Communications Trương Minh Tuấn delivers speech at a meeting with FPT Japan staffs in Tokyo. — Photo 

TOKYO – Việt Nam is willing to co-ordinate with Japan in ensuring information security, Minister of Information and Communications Trương Minh Tuấn told Japanese Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Sanae Takaichi.

During talks with the Japanese official in Tokyo yesterday, Minister Tuấn, who is on a working visit to Japan, suggested the Japanese side makes information security-related projects a priority when providing official development assistance (ODA) for Việt Nam, and assists Việt Nam in building a pilot smart city project.

He explained that the Vietnamese Government always considers the information-communication technology (ICT) industry as a spearhead economic sector, which greatly contributes to the country’s socio-economic development.

The minister hailed the effective ICT co-operation and the implementation of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between the two ministers in the past.

He expressed his hope that the two ministries will continue supporting and facilitating co-operation between the two countries’ ICT enterprises in the future.

For his part, Sanae Takaichi affirmed Japan will share its experience with and support Việt Nam in developing its ICT sector.

Following the talks, the two ministers signed an agreement on establishing a joint working group, aiming to foster collaboration between the two ministries.

They also witnessed the signing of a principle agreement between the Việt Nam Post Corporation (Việt Nam Post), the Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and the Hitachi Group of Japan; and a framework service contract between Việt Nam Post and the Hitachi Asia (Vietnam) Co., Ltd. - VNS

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