The 14th ASEAN Telecommunications and Information Technology (IT) Senior Officials Meeting (TELSOM) opened on November 12 in Singapore to discuss and enhance regional cooperation in the field.

The ASEAN officials will meet with dialogue partners from China, Japan, the Republic of Korea and India as well as representatives from the European Union and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) on separate occasions on November 13.

At the annual meeting, they will review regional activities and projects in terms of telecommunications and IT while considering relevant suggestions and discussing orientations to report to the 13th ASEAN Telecommunications and Information Technology Ministers Meeting (ASEAN TELMIN).
The two-day ministers meeting themed “Connecting Communities, Co-Creating Possibilities” will begin on November 14. In conjunction with this meeting, the 2013 ASEAN ICT Awards Ceremony will be held to honour the region’s most outstanding innovations and IT applications.

Senior ASEAN telecommunications and IT officials will meet with ITU leaders and the aforesaid dialogue partners in separate meetings on November 15.-VNA