|Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan (L) and Japanese Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Sanae Takaichi
During talks with the Japanese official in Tokyo on March 29, Minister Tuan, 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 Vietnam, and assists Vietnam 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 cooperation and the implementation of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between the two ministers over the past time.
He expressed his hope that the two ministries will continue supporting and facilitating cooperation between the two countries’ ICT enterprises in the coming time.
For her part, Sanae Takaichi affirmed Japan will share its experience with and support Vietnam in developing the 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 Vietnam Post Corporation (Vietnam Post), the Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and the Hitachi Group of Japan; and a framework service contract between Vietnam Post and the Hitachi Asia (Vietnam) Co., Ltd.