India and Vietnam to collaborate in the field of digital media
This year completes five years of “Comprehensive Strategic Partnership” between India and Vietnam
India and Vietnam have signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) on collaboration in the fields of digital media, paving the way for strengthening the partnership between the two countries.
The LoI was signed Union Minister of Information & Broadcasting Anurag Thakur and Minister of Information and Communication, Government of Vietnam Nguyen Manh Hung on Thursday.
According to an official press release,
the LoI envisages sharing of information and experience in establishing policies and regulatory frameworks on digital media and social networks, and conducting capacity building and training programs for media professionals and officials in the two countries.
The Union Minister of Information & Broadcasting emphasised that the deep relationship between India and Vietnam was further strengthened with the recent visits of the President and the Prime Minister of India to Vietnam.
Today's meeting would shape the bilateral cooperation in the field of new technologies and challenges, such as the “infodemic”, which all countries are grappling with during the COVID-19 pandemic, he pointed out.
Thakur also informed the Vietnamese counterpart about the Digital Media Ethics Code being implemented by the Government since February 2021.
Hung invited Thakur to Vietnam and talked about enabling the journalists of both the countries to access information about the socio-economic developments in each other’s nations for wider dissemination of success stories and stronger people-to-people ties.
The warmth in the relationship between India and Vietnam was reflected in the cordial discussion between the two ministers, the press release said about the meeting held at Thakur's residence.
This year completes five years of “Comprehensive Strategic Partnership” between India and Vietnam, and the year 2022 will mark 50 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.