ASEM ICT Ministerial Meeting proves VN’s ever-greater role and prestige
09:36 | 01/12/2006
VNGOVNet – On November 30, the First ASEM Information and Communication Technologies Ministerial Meeting was started in Hanoi. This is the first international ministerial-level function to take place under the framework of Asia-Europe cooperation in the field of information and communication technologies (ICT).

Deputy PM Phạm Gia Khiêm delivers his speech at the Meeting – Photo: VNGOVNet

The Meeting is resulted from Vietnam’s initiative on " ASEM cooperation in applying IT to development of human resources and capacity building" approved by leaders of the ASEM members at the ASEM Summit held in October 2004 in Hanoi. The Meeting was attended by ministerial-level delegations from the ASEM members, representatives of the embassies in Hanoi and big IT enterprises from the ASEM economies.

Addressing the opening ceremony, Deputy PM and Minister of Foreign Affairs Phạm Gia Khiêm stressed that the Vietnamese Government has considered ICT as one of the most important drives to development. The successful IT application will help to accelerate Vietnam’s renewal process, strengthen corporate competitiveness, support the country’s proactive integration into the international economy and ensure the success of national industrialization and modernization.

By Xuân Hồng

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