Australia and Vietnam to collaborate on e-government and digital transformation

By Shannon Jenkins

Tuesday September 3, 2019

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The Australian Government has joined forces with Vietnam in an agreement that will allow each country to share their “digital transformation experience”.

On behalf of the Digital Transformation Agency, Australian Ambassador to Vietnam Robyn Mudie signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Vietnam Office of the Government in Hanoi.

Chief Executive Officer of the DTA Randall Brugeaud said the three-year MoU will foster cooperation between Australia and Vietnam on digital transformation and build capability across the region.

“Digital transformation doesn’t happen in isolation. It is both a challenge and an opportunity that governments around the world are all facing. We cannot underestimate the value of sharing expertise and learning from our international counterparts,” he said.

“This MoU with Vietnam provides a significant opportunity to collaborate and formally facilitate the exchange of experience and knowledge.”

The agreement was signed as the Prime Minister made a two-day visit to Hanoi to discuss trade with the Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, where a total of five MoU’s were signed on a range of issues including drug and human trafficking and trade.

Vietnam and the Turnbull government established a strategic partnership last year, promising to reaffirm the commitment to closer defence, law and justice, intelligence and security cooperation.

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