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Vietnam, Russia enhance communications cooperation

12/09/2013 10:07 AM Font weight
(Mic.gov.vn) - 
At the invitation of Russian Minister of Communications and Mass Media Nikolai Nikiforov, Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Bac Son paid a working visit to Russia from September 2-4.


During the working session, the two ministers briefed each other on the operation of each ministry and shared experience in developing and managing means of mass media. They also discussed issues such as development of Internet services, broad-band mobile phone, frequency management and digital information.
 
Relating to the cooperation between the two ministries, Minister Nguyen Bac Son said the Vietnamese Ministry of Information and Communications has well implemented the signed agreements and hoped to expand cooperation in other areas such as frequency management, telecommunications, journalism and publishing, copyright protection and personnel training. 
 
 
The two sides recognised the progress in promoting information on each country’s situation over the years and outlined the detailed cooperation contents aiming to expand the friendship between the two countries and ministries in particular. 
 
Minister Nikolai Nikiforov hailed the speedy and dynamic growth of information technology and mass media in Vietnam. He said Russia is a strong and competitive telecommunications market, especially in developing 4G technology infrastructure.
 
Regarding personnel training, the two sides acknowledged the Russia’s contributions in training Vietnamese communications staff. Minister Nikolai Nikiforov also affirmed that Russia is willing to continue training Vietnamese staff in accordance with modern international standards. Besides, Russia is also willing to share experiences in management organization with Viet Nam’s high tech centres and cooperate to expand the participation of Vietnam in the world market.
 
The Russian minister also highly appreciated the two sides’ coordination at international forums such as the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and hoped that Vietnam will support Russia’s bid to become the leader of ITU. 
 
During his stay, Minister Nguyen Bac Son also visited the Russian State Television.

 

Vu Nhung

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