Deputy Minister of Public Security Sen. Lt. Gen. Bui Van Nam (centre) leads the Vietnamese delegation to the meeting in Tver (Photo: VNA)

Moscow (VNA) – Deputy Minister of Public Security Sen. Lt. Gen. Bui Van Nam has suggested measures for ensuring international information security while attending a high-level meeting on security issues in Russia’s Tver Region on May 24-25.

Nam led a Vietnamese delegation to the 8th International Meeting of High Representatives for Security Issues. The event attracted high-ranking security officials from 95 countries and United Nations representatives.

Participants discussed a number of regional and global security issues such as cyber security, the fight against terrorism, organised and transnational crimes, and drug trafficking, and illegal immigration.

The meeting also featured a roundtable seminar on such problems as the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS), counter-terrorism tasks, the combat against the “colour revolution” and others inciting unrest, and the political and military situation in Asia-Pacific.

Opening the event, Secretary of Russia’s Security Council Nikolai Patrushev underscored the importance of the world’s joint efforts to resolve security problems. 

In the current developed IT era, security threats are closely connected. Therefore, countries around the world must coordinate to successfully cope with those threats, he said.

He also delivered a message sent by Russian President Vladimir Putin to the meeting. It read that: “Russia is ready for very close cooperation with all interested partners in dealing with the threats and challenges facing humanity.”

“It is also of crucial importance that regional and global security measures are based on consolidated approaches and strict compliance with the principles and norms of international law. Actions that infringe on the legitimate interests of sovereign states as well as double standards are absolutely unacceptable,” according to the message.

In his speech, Sen. Lt. Gen. Nam said at present and in the long run, humanity still have to deal with an array of increasingly serious global problems that no country can address on its own. That requires close cooperation and joint efforts of all countries to respond to the risk of an information warfare, protect information security in the world, and fight cybercrimes.

Aside from further sharing experience, countries should support one another to build an international information security system, and to improve the capacity of protecting information and cyber security through cooperation in manpower training and technology and technique transfer, diversification of partnerships, and increasing common perceptions in cyber security issues, Nam added.

On the fringe of the event, he also had meetings with security officials of China, Thailand, Cuba and Russia to discuss bilateral cooperation and security issues in the region and the world.-VNA