DA NANG — The 45th meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Telecommunications and Information Working Group (APEC TEL 45) opened in central Da Nang City yesterday.
Over 200 deputies from 21 countries and international organisations have participated in a series of seminars aimed to improve telecommunications and information infrastructure in the Asia-Pacific region by developing and implementing appropriate policies.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Thanh Hung said, "In connection with the 44th APEC TEL meeting, member economies will continue to address a wide range of issues such as green information and communications technology (ICT) for sustainable growth, Domain Name System Security, ICT in disaster management, internet usage, consumer protection and Cybercrime." He also said the working group played an important role in sharing information and exchanging views as well as experience on a wide range of regulatory issues.
The biannual meeting, which will close on Wednesday, is part of preparations for the 9th APEC Ministerial Meeting on Telecommunication and Information Industry to be held in St. Petersburg, Russia, on August 6-8. — VNS