Vietnam, Hungary step up ICT cooperation
Vietnam wants to learn from Hungary’s experience in developing information-technology (IT) policies in the context of the fourth industrial revolution, said Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan.
Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan (R) and Hungarian Minister of National Development Miklos Sesztak
At a meeting with Hungarian Minister of National Development Miklos Sesztak in Hanoi on September 25, Tuan called on Hungary to share its experience in implementing programmes and projects on information and communication technology (ICT) application in state administrative management like e-Government, e-certification and information safety, among others.
He suggested the two sides to boost cooperation in the research and development of national database system, internet of things (IoT), icloud, artificial intelligence and smart cities.
Tuan said on the basis of cooperation agreements reached by the two ministries, Vietnamese and Hungarian agencies and businesses have exchanged experience in developing information safety laws and policies, and joined hands in projects to build database for health care and social welfare sectors, and e-commerce.
These projects aim to reform and modernise Vietnam’s public administration, he stressed.
The minister briefed his guest on the development of Vietnam’s information and communications sector over the past time.
For his part, Miklos Sesztak said together with the memorandum of understanding signed by the two ministries in 2014 , the cooperation document inked during Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s visit will serve as foundations for Hungary to cooperate and share its experience in digital applications with Vietnam.
Host and guest held that the consolidation and expansion of cooperation in information and communications demonstrates the two sides’ efforts to promote the bilateral cooperation more practically and effectively.