Vietnam, India bolster ICT collaboration amidst COVID-19

Wednesday, 2021-06-30 11:39:03
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NDO/VNA - The Indian Embassy in Hanoi on June 29 coordinated with the Vietnamese Ministry of Information and Communications in holding a webinar on information and communications technology (ICT) cooperation between India and Vietnam amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Addressing the event, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Huy Dung said that this webinar was an important and timely event in the context that the pandemic continuing to develop complicatedly, causing severe recession for many countries.

Dung expressed his belief that the two countries will have many ideas and experiences to share, exchange with each other in ICT, given both exerting great efforts in ICT development and application.

He told participants that in its National Digital Transformation Strategy, Vietnam is aiming to raise the share of the digital economy in national GDP to 20 percent by 2025 and about 30 percent by 2030.

Indian Ambassador Pranay Verma stated that ICT will play an important role in post-pandemic economic recovery in both countries.

Both India and Vietnam have very ambitious visions in developing the ICT sector, especially during the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Therefore, this is the right time for them to seek more opportunities to raise ICT capacity for deeper cooperation, he added.

At the webinar, Indian and Vietnamese experts shared opinions, advantages and opportunities of the two nations in this field. Digital transformation in Vietnam and technology solutions on the COVID-19 fight, cyber security and 5G technology drew their special attention.