Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan (standing) (Photo: VNA)
New Delhi (VNA) – Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan has highlighted that Vietnam always welcomes and creates all favourable conditions for Indian firms to join programmes and projects on information technology in Vietnam.

He made the statement during his talks with Indian Minister of Communications and Information Technology Manoj Sinha in New Delhi on March 27 as part of his visit to India.

Minister Tuan noted that the Vietnam-Indian relationship has been growing in all fields and has become deeper since the two sides lift up their ties to comprehensive strategic partnership in 2016, with stronger cooperation in information and communication technology (ICT).

Since Vietnam started its reform 30 years ago, Indian ICT firms have invested in Vietnam, including large businesses like APTECH and NIIT, he said.

Indian enterprises are strong in capital, technology and international trade experience, thus they will continue grasping more success in Vietnam, held the minister.

Over the past years, the communication sector of Vietnam has enjoyed rapid and sustainable growth, significantly contributing to the country’s socio-economic development, said Tuan who also briefed his host on the post andtelecommunication development in Vietnam as well as bilateral affiliation in the field.

He asserted that Vietnam and India has high potential to promote partnership through increasing exchanges of information and experiences at all levels, thus implementing their cooperation activities in a sustainable and effective manner.

He lauded India’s credit package of 1 billion USD for digital connectivity projects in ASEAN member countries, including Vietnam, while expressing his hope to learn more India’s experience in designing policies and legal regulations in management of post and telecommunication, 4G and 5G services as well as public and rural communications, and digital connectivity.

He affirmed that the two sides will continue discussing the publishing of a joint stamp collection to mark the 45th anniversary of Vietnam-Indian diplomatic relations, while increasing delegation exchange.

For his part, Sinha stated that the Indian Government has focused on programmes in connecting people, especially those in rural areas, while standing ready to share its experience with Vietnam.

He expressed his delight at the publishing of a joint stamp collection between the two countries, affirming his country’s interest in further boosting bilateral cooperation in post and telecommunication.

He said he hopes his talks with his Vietnamese counterpart as well as meeting of the both sides’ businesses will create changes for the two countries to bolster their ties, especially in post and telecommunications.

Earlier, the two ministers attend the opening of a business workshop on Vietnam-India digital technology connectivity projects, during which participants discussed the potential and opportunities of cooperation in areas of shared interest.-VNA