The centre is considered an important bridge in promoting bilateral co-operation in IT and communication.
Establishing the centre remarks the first international co-operation of Yoo Yong Min since he was assigned as the Minister of Science and Information Communication and Technology.
Before joining the opening ceremony, Minister Yoo had a talk with Minister of Information and Telecommunication Truong Minh Tuan.
Both ministers affirmed that the information science and technology sector is important for creating new industries as well as improving living standards. Thus, Vietnam and the Republic of Korea are booth looking to increase co-operation in this sector.
During the past years, the governments and enterprises of the two countries developed numerous exchange programmes to work on IT-related policies and apply technology. As a result, Vietnam became the second largest IT export partner of the Republic of Korea.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, the representative of NIPA said that during the past five years, the Republic of Korea welcomed over 100 Vietnamese experts to join training and experience sharing programmes.
Besides, every year, NIPA sent 10 policy experts to Vietnam to work with public administrators to share NIPA’s experiences.
Especially, in the framework of the Global Young Entrepreneur Contest orgainsed by NIPA, young Vietnamese entrepreneurs gained impressive prizes.