New Delhi, March 30: “Collaboration in the field of Films, Broadcasting and Information Dissemination would strengthen the ties between India and Vietnam” said M Venkaiah Naidu, Minister for Information & Broadcasting. He further added that the two countries will come close when there will be a collaboration in the field of institutional capacity building in social media, student exchange programs between premier institutes of both the countries in the field of journalism and films in a meeting with Minister of Information and Communications, Government of Vietnam Truong Minh Tuan.Ministry of Information & Broadcasting would extend all possible support to promote exchange programs between public broadcasters of the two countries, content creation, screening and distribution of films said Naidu during the discussion. To facilitate single window clearance for film makers, Naidu reviewed the Vietnam delegation about the Film Facilitation Office (FFO) setup in the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.
The FFO setup shall provide an assisting hand for film producers and facilitate them in obtaining vital permissions, disseminate information on shooting locales as well as the details about the various facilities available within the Indian film industry for production/post production.
Vietnam’s Minister in his comment expected that there would be cooperation between the National Broadcasters of both the countries to work closely in the field of real time information gathering and dissemination. He even added briefly about their countries Media scenario.
For the year 2015-17, the Cultural Exchange Programme (CEP) signed in 2014 between the Ministry of Culture, Government of India and Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Government of Vietnam which provided the institutional framework for association in the Films sector. This year symbolise the 45th anniversary of the diplomatic relation and 10 years of strategic partnerships between the two countries.