A workshop to promote trade and economic cooperation, especially in information and communications technology (ICT), between Israeli and Vietnamese enterprises was held in Hanoi on October 11.
The event was jointly organised by the Israeli Embassy in Vietnam, the Economic and Trade Office under the Ministry of Economy and Industry and the Export and International Cooperation Institute of Israel as part of activities to mark the 25th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties.
The Israeli delegation to the workshop included nine leading firms operating in the ICT field.
In his opening speech, Yaniv Tessel, Commercial Counsellor at the Israeli Embassy in Vietnam said the workshop aims to share knowledge and experience, and introduce Israel’s solutions in the field of telecommunications, IT and communications, thus opening opportunities for cooperation and technology transfer between the two nations.
According to Krael Amitai from the Export and International Cooperation Institute of Israel, Israeli companies introduced technologies in telecommunications and communications, including network and infrastructure, value-added services, management of smart cities and buildings, video transmission optimization; video management and monitoring, big data management, Internet of Thing, mobile service and mobile network security.
Vu The Binh, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Internet Association, said up to 54.2 percent of the Vietnamese population use the internet. This is a solid foundation for domestic and foreign enterprises to develop.
Vietnamese firms always seek cooperation opportunities with foreign peers, including those from Israel, he stated.
Participants were updated general information related to telecommunications and ICT technologies of Israel as well as optimal solutions in the field. The two countries’ enterprises also discussed to seek business cooperation opportunities.
In recent years, Israel’s technology transfer for Vietnam has been enhanced in the spheres of hi-tech agriculture, IT and telecommunications. Notably, cooperation between the two sides’ firms in information safety and cyber security have strongly developed, with 80 percent of solutions in the Vietnamese market provided by Israel enterprises.