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VN cyber security law does not hamper int’l treaties

Update: June, 15/2018 - 08:00
Foreign Affairs Ministry Spokeswoman Lê Thị Thu Hằng. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Khang

HÀ NỘI — The Law on Cyber Security conforms with the Constitution and does not hamper the implementation of international treaties to which Việt Nam is a party, Foreign Affairs Ministry Spokeswoman Lê Thị Thu Hằng said on Thursday. 

She made the remark at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ press conference in response to reporters’ questions about the recently adopted Law on Cyber Security. 

She said the law was approved on Tuesday with the majority of votes after many rounds of discussions which took into account the opinions of National Assembly deputies and the public in a widespread and transparent manner. 

Cyber security is an important issue that greatly affects national security, Hằng said, noting that it has become of special concern for many countries and international and regional organisations in recent years. 

Attacks on the cyber environment have grown fast in both form and scale and occurred across borders, seriously affecting the economic and political stability of each country, she said.

Efforts to improve security on the cyber environment still face numerous difficulties, especially due to the shortage of legal regulations and the capacity of ensuring cyber security.

This made the Law on Cyber Security critically necessary in the current context, the spokeswoman stressed. 

The National Assembly earlier passed the law with an 86.86 percent majority. 

‘New momentum’

Responding to a question about the purpose of the draft law on special administrative-economic zones, Hằng said that it was designed to create breakthroughs and add development momentum for the economy by capitalising on advantages in different localities.

She said over the past years, the State of Việt Nam has worked to perfect policies and laws and taken many measures to better ensure the legal rights and legitimate interests of the people, while promoting national development and protection and actively integrating into the world. 

Việt Nam plans to build special administrative-economic zones in northern Quảng Ninh Province, central Khánh Hòa Province and southern Kiên Giang Province. 

On Monday, the NA agreed to postpone the adoption of the bill until the sixth session of parliament later this year, instead of at the ongoing fifth session. 

Vietnamese fishermen

The Vietnamese embassy in the Republic of Korea is working with local authorities to protect the legitimate rights and interests of two Vietnamese who were allegedly abused while working on a fishing vessel in Seogwipo City, Jeju Island, said spokeswoman Hằng. 

She said that local police were investigating the case involving Lê Hồng Sơn and Nguyễn Chí Thắng who were working on the fishing vessel 2010 Naekho that operated near Seogwipo. 

The two are staying at a support centre for foreign workers in Jeju, she added. 

Vietnamese embassy staff visited the pair last Friday, and confirmed they were in a stable condition. — VNS



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