Minister of State for Communications, Shri Devusinh Chauhan held a bilateral meeting with the delegation from Viet Nam today at Sanchar Bhawan. The Viet Nam delegation was led by HE Mr Nguyen Manh Hung, Minister of Information and Communications.
In line with the comprehensive strategic and economic partnership and growing relations between the Republic of India and Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, the Ministers of the two countries signed a “Letter of Intent” for enhanced cooperation in the Postal Sector. The Letter of Intent recognises the joint objectives of both the countries to facilitate cooperation in the field of Posts and Telecom, promote sharing of information and experience, cooperate to implement projects in Human Resource Development and to promote enhanced cooperation of postal designated operators and service providers of both the countries.
Shri Devusinh Chauhan stated that India has been witnessing exceptional growth in the field of Post and Telecommunications. He apprised that the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, has mandated Department of Telecommunications to take optical fibres to all 6 lacs villages of the country to bridge the digital divide. Recent telecom reforms in the country will unleash the true potential of the sector to take it to the next level. Viet Nam appreciated the efforts of India for developing an indigenous 5G network under “AtmaNirbhar Bharat”. VietNamese Minister of Information and Communications suggested that India should collaboration in the field of 5G to produce world-class India has been developing indigenously designed 5G telecom equipment.
Shri Devusinh Chauhan highlighted that the signing of the Letter of Intent will provide new opportunities to both the countries in the field of Communications and Posts. Shri Vineet Pandey, Secretary (Posts) and Mr Trieu Minh Long, Director General of International Cooperation Department, MIC, Viet Nam were also present during the discussions.