Policymakers, organisations, and businesses from Vietnam and South Korea gathered at the third Vietnam-South Korea Digital Forum in Hanoi on November 6-7 to discuss cooperation opportunities regarding the digital transformation, digital technology, and human resource training.
The event was co-organised by Vietnam’s Ministry of Information and Communications and the South Korean Embassy in Vietnam, along with the Korea IT Cooperation Centre and the South Korean Ministry of Science and ICT.
Addressing the event, Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Phan Tam said that this is a promising space to promote ICT cooperation between the two countries – a field that has a strong influence on all aspects of life and socioeconomic activities.
Tam added that over the 2021-2030 period, the digital transformation is happening all around the world. Based on the foundation of many new technologies, it is creating a new development space and has been identified as the core of the most rapid and sustainable growth models globally.
The Vietnamese government has determined that the goal of developing a digital government, digital economy, and digital society, as well as forming Vietnamese digital technology enterprises that can compete globally, is key to a strong, prosperous, and happy Vietnam.
"South Korea is a leading country in digital technology and an important partner for Vietnam. We have many things in common and opportunities for cooperation, especially in developing a digital government and digital manpower," said Tam.
“In recent times, the two sides have implemented specific cooperation activities, such as training human resources and strengthening the capacity of Vietnamese agencies, as well as consulting on the development of the Law on Electronic Transactions, the draft Law on the Digital Technology Industry, and implementing the Vietnam-Korea ITCP project. I hope that through this forum, we can share experience and promote cooperation between the two countries, thereby exploring new opportunities together,” he added.
According to Jung Seung, deputy director of the Korea ICT and Industry Promotion Agency, the forum chose digital government and digital workforce as the topics for discussion for all sectors and industries.
"We hope that, based on solid trust in the comprehensive strategic cooperation relationship, Vietnam and South Korea will work together to solve new challenges and continue to maintain close exchanges. The Korean ICT and Industry Promotion Agency pledges to work with agencies and organisations to strengthen the bilateral cooperation on digital transformation," he added.
At the event, businesses from the two countries – including CMC, CMES, Innosimulation, Waycen, and others – discussed AI solutions for healthcare, smart cities, digital security, smart mobility, and more.
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