SEOUL (VNS)— As a representative of the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT), Viet Nam presented five regional proposals at the 19th International Telecommunication Union (ITU) plenary session, which concluded yesterday in the Korean city of Busan.
ITU members approved Viet Nam's proposals to narrow the digital standard gap between countries and develop specific criteria on telecommunications development, according to Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Le Nam Thang, head of the Vietnamese delegation.
RoK official Min Won-Ki, who chaired the event, hailed the high level of consensus between member countries, with 71 resolutions approved including 21 new ones.
Earlier, representatives of 150 member countries signed the minutes of the plenary session, focusing on strategic policy orientations for developing information technology and telecommunications around the world in the 2015-2019 period. The next event will be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2018.
The ITU comprises 193 member states, including Viet Nam. A plenary session is held every four years to review the implementation of the action plan for the previous term and devise policies and strategies for the next term. — VNS