VN, Japan commit to strategic IT-telecom partnership
08:09 | 09/01/2007
VNGOVNet – PM Nguyễn Tấn Dũng gave a reception to Mr. Yoshihide Suga, Japan’s new Minister of Internal Affairs and Information, at the National Convention Center in the January 8 afternoon.


PM Nguyễn Tấn Dũng receives Japanese Minister Yoshihide Suga

 - Photo: VNGOVNet

At the reception, PM Nguyễn Tấn Dũng highly appreciated the Vietnam working visit by Mr. Yoshihide Suga and the delegation of the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Information.

The PM lauded the Japanese Government for its ODA funds of US$ 100 million for the community Internet and US$ 160 million for the trans-Vietnam optical trunk. The PM said that Vietnam wishes to deepen its cooperation with Japan in information technology and telecommunication, adding that the Vietnamese Government will create any favorable condition for Japanese IT corporations to do business in Vietnam. He said Vietnam is working to set up IT joint-stock companies in the public sector and Japan is encouraged and given priority to become a strategic shareholder in this field, especially at Vietnam’s hi-tech parks.


The PM said Vietnam has made IT-telecommunication development a top priority, informing the guest that the Vietnamese public is jubilant when the Vietnam-Japan relationship has been promoted to a strategic partnership. The PM was convinced that Mr. Yoshihide Suga’s working visit to Vietnam will help promote this partnership, especially in IT.


Minister Yoshihide Suga said he felt grateful and honored being received by PM Nguyễn Tấn Dũng. He said this was his first working trip overseas as a Minister of Internal Affairs and Information, explaining he chose Vietnam as the first destination because of the dynamism and success of the country’s economy in general and IT in particular. He affirmed that the Japanese Government and IT groups are always willing to further cooperate with Vietnam in this area./.


By Xuân Hồng

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