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.

At the event

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 organize 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 programs 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 recognized the importance of protecting the CII from cyber threats in order to ensure a safe and secure cyberspace in the region.

Source: VNA