The two ministers shared strategic orientations, national programs and projects on the development of the digital economy and digital society of each country, as well as initiatives and policies in support of digital economic development.

At the signing ceremony

They also exchanged opinions on possibilities to expand cooperation and strengthen coordination between management agencies on digital transformation, digital economy, digital business connection, and discussed measures to jointly develop and organize the implementation of initiatives within the framework of the U.K.-ASEAN Digital Innovation Partnership and the Asia-Pacific Digital Trade Network.

Minister Philp introduced a plan to implement initiatives to expand cooperation in digital economic development with Asia-Pacific and ASEAN, through the U.K.-ASEAN Digital Innovation Partnership, and a program to support ASEAN in carrying out digital trade platforms, and standards and architectural frameworks for smart building.

On the same day, Minister Hung had a working session with representatives from the trade association tech U.K. and the U.K.-ASEAN Business Council, during which he affirmed cooperation between the two countries’ digital enterprises holds much potential and needs to be expanded.

From 2022, the Ministry of Information and Communications will consider implementing Vietnam-U.K. digital forums, investment promotion programs, seminars so that businesses can find partners, expand market and cooperate in projects on digital economy and digital transformation.

Hung is accompanying Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on his trip for the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) and a working visit to the U.K.

Source: VNA