The Islamic Republic of Iran and Vietnam have expressed readiness to cooperate on Information and Communications Technologies (ICT).
Iranian Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi said Tuesday that the two countries will cooperate in ten different areas of ICT, including electronic governance or e-governance, Internet and cyber security, software and electronic commerce.
Vaezi made the comments after a meeting with visiting Vietnamese minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Bac Son.
He also referred to an earlier decision by the Iranian president and his Vietnamese counterpart to boost bilateral trade and said the two countries are set to cooperate on joint investments in areas of interest.
On Monday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tehran and Hanoi had decided to increase the volume of their trade nearly six-fold to $2 billion in five years’ time.
Speaking in a press conference with Vietnam’s President Truong Tan Sang in Tehran, Rouhani said that the Islamic Republic and Vietnam are set to forge closer cooperation in the fight against terrorism.
The Vietnamese president arrived in Tehran on Sunday for an official three-day visit at the invitation of his Iranian counterpart.
Heading a politico-economic delegation, Tan Sang was scheduled to discuss ways with Iranian officials to expand bilateral ties between Tehran and Hanoi particularly in the fields of economy, banking, and energy.
Trade transactions between Iran and Vietnam reached USD 300 million in 2013 from USD 80 million in 2010.