Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Shri Anurag Thakur today signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with Mr. Nguyen Manh Hung, Minister of Information and Communication, Government of Vietnam on collaboration in the fields of digital media, paving the way for strengthening the partnership between India and Vietnam.
The LoI envisions the sharing of information and experiences in establishing policies and regulatory frameworks on digital media and social networks and conducting capacity building and training programs for media professionals and managers. from both countries.
The warmth in the relations between India and Vietnam was reflected in the cordial discussion between the two Honorable Ministers at the residence of Shri Thakur.
The Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting stressed that the deep relationship between India and Vietnam has been further strengthened with the recent visits of the Honorable President and the Honorable Prime Minister of India to Vietnam and that today’s meeting would shape bilateral cooperation in the field of new technologies and challenges, such as “infodemic”, with which all countries are grappling during the COVID-19 pandemic. Shri Thakur also informed his Vietnamese counterpart of the code of ethics for digital media implemented by the government since February 2021.
Mr. Hung invited Shri Thakur to Vietnam and spoke about enabling journalists from both countries to access information on socio-economic developments in respective countries for wider dissemination of success stories and closer people-to-people links.
The meeting was also attended by Shri Shashi ShekharVempati, CEO, Prasar Bharati; Shri JaideepBhatnagar, Senior Managing Director, GDP; and Shri Vikram Sahay, co-secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, among other Indian and Vietnamese officials.
This year completes five years of “Comprehensive Strategic Partnership” between India and Vietnam, and the year 2022 will mark fifty years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
(With inputs to GDP)