A Vietnamese delegation, headed by Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Thanh Hung, is attending the two meetings on telecommunications and information technology (ICT) in the Malaysian capital city of Kuala Lumpur.
The 10 th ASEAN Telecommunications and Information Technology Ministers Meeting (TELMIN) and the 11 th ASEAN Telecommunications and Information Technology Senior Officers Meeting (TELSOM) kicked off on Jan. 13 and drew the participation of over 300 representatives of the ICT sector from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its dialogue countries, including China, Japan and the Republic of Korea.
The meetings this year are aimed at summing up ICT achievements and appraising operations and the management role of the ICT ASEAN Fund. The 10 th TELMIN also seeks to adopt and launch the ICT ASEAN Masterplan which will chart the region's ICT development for ASEAN to become a more cohesive bloc.
On the occasion, Malaysia and Vietnam officially handed over the director and deputy director positions of the ICT ASEAN Fund to Myanmar and the Philippines .
TELMIN is held annually to bolster information and communications ties in the region while TELSOM meets at least once a year to share information and experiences in promulgating policies effectively./.