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Workshop seeks to boost CLMV cyber cooperation

A two-day workshop opened in Hanoi on October 12 to discuss cyber policies and cooperation among Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV).

Representatives of the four countries talked about the building of local legal regulations on cyber security and challenges facing information safety.

They agreed that such matter requires concerted efforts from the Government, public agencies, private sectors, and civil society and non-governmental organizations.

Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Thanh Hung said ASEAN member states are promoting international cooperation to devise a cyber security strategy for their bloc.

Countries worldwide need to join with important international partners in addressing online threats, Hung noted.

Participating Vietnamese and foreign experts gave information on new research and technologies, cyberspace code of ethics, and negotiation procedures for cooperation in the arena.

New Zealand Ambassador to Vietnam Wendy Matthews said creating an open and safe online environment for global connectivity is a mutual concern of all nations, adding that a set of regulations for countries’ actions on the internet in line with international law is important.

The workshop is co-organised by the Vietnam Computer Emergency Response Team (VNCERT) and ICT4Peace Foundation.

Source: Vietnam Plus

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