Vietnam active at ITU plenary session

As a representative of the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT), Vietnam presented five regional proposals at the 19th International Telecommunication Union (ITU) plenary session, which concluded in Busan, the Republic of Korea on November 7.

According to Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Le Nam Thang, head of the Vietnamese delegation, Vietnam’s proposals to narrow the digital standard gap between countries and develop specific criteria and data on telecommunications development were both approved by ITU members. 

Addressing the closing ceremony, RoK official Min Won-Ki, who chaired the event, hailed the high level of consensus between member countries, with 71 resolutions approved, including 21 new ones. 

Earlier, representatives of 150 member countries signed the minutes of the plenary session, focusing on strategic policy orientations for developing information technology and telecommunications around the world in 2015-2019. 

The next event will be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2018. 

The ITU comprises 193 member states, including Vietnam . A plenary session is held every four years to review the implementation of the action plan for the previous term and devise policies and strategies for the next term.