Vietnam attends ITU conference in Busan

(VOV) - Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Le Nam Thang is leading a delegation attending the 19th International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference in Busan, the Republic of Korea (RoK).

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the plenary session on October 22, Deputy Minister Thang reported on the rapid development of the nation’s information and communication technology (ICT).

He also talked about the progress the country is making in completing the legal framework to create an ITC environment that is both stable and transparent.

Earlier on October 19, Thang attended an ITU ministerial meeting on ICT, which adopted a joint declaration (Busan declaration), demonstrating the consensus of ITU member countries on the future role of the ICT.

In the declaration, member countries agreed to advance information technology and communications in a sustainable manner and committed to share experience and strengthen cooperation.

The ITU comprises 193 countries, including Vietnam. A plenary session is held every four years to review the implementation of its plan over the past term and devise policies and strategic plans for the next term.

This year’s plenary session is taking place from October 20 to November 7 in Busan.

The Yonhap News Agency from the RoK reported on October 23 that Zhao Houlin who is present ITU Secretary General is elected to be ITU president in four-year term.