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WEF ASEAN 2018: PM welcomes Google’s leader

Update: September, 12/2018 - 20:31
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc hosted Google’s President of Asia-Pacific Operations Karim Temsamani on Wednesday on the sidelines of WEF ASEAN 2018. — VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất
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HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc hosted Google’s President of Asia-Pacific Operations Karim Temsamani on Wednesday on the sidelines of the 2018 World Economic Forum on ASEAN (WEF ASEAN).

Noting Google’s co-operation in Việt Nam over the past few years, Phúc said with a population of nearly 100 million people, Việt Nam holds great potential in developing information technology (IT) and considers it a spearhead field in the nation’s industrialisation and modernisation.

Việt Nam is a promising market for Google, he emphasised.

In the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the PM asked Google to pay attention to maintaining Việt Nam’s cultural identity while operating in the country.

He hailed Google’s co-ordination with the Vietnamese Ministry of Information and Communications in building a process to address Vietnamese law violations on Google.

He expressed his hope for Google’s continued co-operation in developing IT in Việt Nam, especially in terms of start-ups and human resources training.

Temsamani affirmed Google’s willingness to support Việt Nam in the digitalisation of its economy.

In the Vietnam Digital 4.0 Programme, Google aims to provide free training on digital skills for 500,000 small-and medium-sized Vietnamese enterprises by 2020 to help them improve competitiveness and gain more business opportunities in the digital economy, he said.

Google will carry out initiatives to help Vietnamese farmers digitalise agricultural production, and support people who work in innovation and manufacturing fields to effectively promote products on Google’s YouTube platform.

He vowed Google will contribute more towards building a technological eco-system in Việt Nam. — VNS

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