India and Vietnam has signed a Letter of Intent to collaborate in the field of digital media, paving the way for further strengthening the partnership between the two countries.
2022 marks fifty years of diplomatic relations between the two countries, the ministry said.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur and his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Manh Hung signed the document (On December 16, 2021) that envisages the sharing of information and experience in establishing policies and regulatory frameworks on digital media and social networks.
The LoI also envisages conducting capacity building and training programmes for media professionals and officials in the two countries, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said in a statement.
“The Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting emphasized that the deep relationship between India and Vietnam was further strengthened with the recent visits of the President and the Prime Minister of India to Vietnam, and meeting would shape the bilateral cooperation in the field of new technologies and challenges, such as the ‘infodemic’, which all countries are grappling with during the COVID-19 pandemic,” as stated in the press release issued by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.
Anurag Thakur informed Vietnam’s Minister of Information and Communication about the Digital Media Ethics Code being implemented by the Government of India since February 2021.
Hung invited Thakur to Vietnam and talked about enabling journalists of both countries to access information about the socio-economic developments in each other’s nations for wider dissemination of success stories and stronger people-to-people ties.