India, Japan sign agreement to enhance cooperation in ICT

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India, Japan sign agreement

New Delhi (NVI): India and Japan today signed a Memorandum of Cooperation in the field of Information and Communication Technologies which covers issues related to ICT, such as the development of technologies related to 5G and submarine cables.

Takeda Ryota, Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan and Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Communications held a video conference and discussed issues related to Information and Communication Technologies, the Embassy of Japan said in a statement.

The agreement also covers Telecom Security including relevant human resources development and the promotion of dialogues between the two industries.

The MoC is expected to elevate the mutual cooperation in the field of ICT between Japan and India to the next level at a time when ICT is increasingly recognized as key for socio-economic activities in the post COVID-19 era, the Japan embassy said.

“Memorandum of Cooperation in the Field of Information and Communication Technologies between the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan and the Ministry of Communications of Republic of India,” read an official statement.

This is the first comprehensive MoC signed by both the Ministries, it added.

Ambassador Suzuki Satoshi of Japan and Ambassador Sanjay Kumar Verma of India also attended the meeting.