Ideas sought for international telecom union’s conference hinh anh 1The second Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Telecommunication (APT) Preparatory Group for the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference 2018 (APT PP18-2) kicked off in Hanoi on January 30 (www.mic.gov.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – The second Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Telecommunication (APT) Preparatory Group for the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference 2018 (APT PP18-2) kicked off in Hanoi on January 30.

Jointly held by the Vietnamese Ministry of Information and Communications and the APT Union, the three-day event is attended by representatives from 18 members of the ITU, regional and international organisations, and telecom enterprises.

Participants are discussing issues such as public policies on the internet, cyber security, objectives for sustainable social development to 2030.

In his opening remarks, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Phan Tam thanked the APT for its support in training and human resources development, policy-making, exchange of experts, and telecommunications and IT projects in Vietnam.

He hoped the efficiency of the APT’s activities will be improved in the coming time, thus raising its important role as a leading telecom organisation in the region.  

The APT PP18-2 is scheduled to take place from October 29 to November 16, 2018 in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), focusing on policy-making and future strategic plans of the ITU. It will also discuss orientations related to human resources and elect a new executive board of the ITU for the 2019-2022 term.

The outcomes of the conference will bring practical interests to its members and those in the region.

Vietnam is always an active member in the ITU and the APT, remarkably contributing to activities of the telecom organisations.
The APT was founded in 1979 in Bangkok on the joint initiatives of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and the ITU.

Through its various programmes and activities, the APT has made significant contributions to the development and growth in the ICT sector in the region.-VNA

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