Vietnam, US enhance IT cooperation

Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan has called for US businesses' engagement in IT cooperation with Vietnam.

At a meeting in Hanoi on Tuesday with US Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius, Minister Tuan proposed that the two sides increase policy dialogues to strengthen mutual understanding in vision and orientations, and implement specific cooperation activities in information and communications technology.

Tuan urged the two sides to share experience in managing and developing the digital economy, while building effective cooperation mechanisms in ensuring cyber security. Minister Tuan noted that Vietnam plans to develop five smart cities, and asked US businesses to help with building criteria for smart cities as well as local planning.

Ambassador Osius said the US will work with Hai Phong, Quang Ninh, and Ho Chi Minh City, and coordinate with Vietnam Post and Telecommunications to organize a seminar to develop specific projects in the field.

Source: VOV5