The Union Minister for Information Technology, Ashwini Vaishnaw, recently met with the Japanese Digital Minister, Takuya Hirai, to discuss collaboration on the latest technologies. The meeting took place virtually, with both ministers discussing various areas of mutual interest, including digital technology, cybersecurity, and emerging technologies.
During the meeting, both ministers emphasized the importance of collaboration between India and Japan to enhance their respective digital capabilities. They discussed the possibility of joint initiatives, such as joint research and development programs, sharing of best practices, and joint training programs for their respective IT workforces.
Minister Vaishnaw highlighted India’s recent initiatives in areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Cloud Computing, and Internet of Things, and invited Japan to participate in these initiatives. He also discussed the various measures taken by India to enhance its cybersecurity capabilities and invited Japan to collaborate in this area as well.
Minister Hirai acknowledged the importance of the partnership between the two countries and expressed his appreciation for India’s digital initiatives. He expressed Japan’s willingness to collaborate with India in the areas of digital technology, cybersecurity, and emerging technologies.
The meeting between the two ministers is expected to pave the way for increased collaboration between India and Japan in the field of digital technology. This partnership is expected to benefit both countries by leveraging their respective strengths in the field and fostering innovation and growth.