Vietnam backs ASEAN cybersecurity cooperation strategy

Wednesday, 2021-10-06 21:22:42
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Deputy Minister of Public Security Lieut. Gen. Luong Tam Quang at the conference(Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – Vietnam backs ASEAN countries’ viewpoint on promoting the development of the ASEAN Cybersecurity Cooperation Strategy for 2021-2025 to unify a vision, awareness and common actions of the bloc on cybersecurity issues, said Deputy Minister of Public Security Lieut. Gen. Luong Tam Quang.

Quang made the statement as part of his speech at the 6th ASEAN Ministerial Conference on Cybersecurity (AMCC)’s plenary session which took place virtually and in in-person form in Singapore on October 6.

He also highlighted Vietnam’s support for the building of regional legal frameworks to facilitate international cooperation in the field.

Vietnam proposed ASEAN member states strengthen cooperation for capacity improvement in protecting the critical information infrastructure (CII); establish a mechanism and develop a joint and long-term training cooperation plan in the bloc with the support of its dialogue partner countries towards building a resilient cyberspace in ASEAN; and organise a legal forum on cybersecurity in ASEAN to exchange experiences in building and completing related policies and laws.

ASEAN countries should work together in implementing programmes and campaigns to raise awareness on cybersecurity and safe Internet skills for Internet users, the official added.

At the conference, ASEAN ministers discussed enhancing regional cooperation in cyberspace in the context of the new normal condition, with a focus on identifying areas of collaboration between bloc members and ASEAN dialogue partners.

In a presidential statement adopted at the event, they recognised the importance of protecting the CII from cyber threats in order to ensure a safe and secure cyberspace in the region.