Vietnam suggests ways to ensure int’l info security at Russia meeting

Friday, 2017-05-26 04:04:36
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Deputy Minister of Public Security Sen. Lt. Gen. Bui Van Nam (centre) leads the Vietnamese delegation to the meeting in Tver. (Credit: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – Deputy Minister of Public Security Sen. Lt. Gen. Bui Van Nam has suggested measures for ensuring the security of international information, while attending a high-level meeting on security concerns, in Russia’s Tver Region on May 24-25.

Nam led a Vietnamese delegation to the 8th International Meeting of High Representatives for Security Issues. The event attracted high-ranking security officials from 95 countries alongside representatives of the United Nations.

Participants discussed a variety of regional and global security issues such as cyber security, the fight against terrorism, organised and transnational crimes, drug trafficking and illegal immigration.

The meeting also featured a roundtable seminar on such problems as the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS), counter-terrorism tasks, the combat against the “colour revolution” and others inciting unrest, as well as the political and military situation in the Asia-Pacific region.

Opening the event, Secretary of Russia’s Security Council Nikolai Patrushev underlined the importance of the world’s joint efforts in resolving security problems.

In the ever developing IT era, security threats are closely entwined. Therefore, countries around the world must coordinate to successfully cope with those threats, he said.

He also delivered a message, sent by Russian President Vladimir Putin, to those present at the meeting. It read that: “Russia is ready for very close cooperation with all interested partners in dealing with the threats and challenges facing humanity.”

“It is also of crucial importance that regional and global security measures are based on consolidated approaches and strict compliance with the principles and norms of international law. Actions that infringe on the legitimate interests of sovereign states as well as double standards are absolutely unacceptable,” according to the message.

In his speech, Sen. Lt. Gen. Nam said at present and in the long term, humanity still has to deal with an array of increasingly serious global problems that no country will be able to address on its own. Combatting these issues requires close cooperation and the joint efforts of all countries in responding to the risk of information warfare, protecting information security in the world, and fighting cybercrimes.

Aside from continuing to share their experiences, countries should support one another to build an international information security system, and to improve their ability in protecting information and cyber security, through cooperation in training, technology and technique transfer, diversification of partnerships, and increasing common perceptions in cyber security issues, Nam added.

On the fringe of the event, he also held meetings with security officials from China, Thailand, Cuba and Russia to discuss multilateral cooperation and security issues in the region and the world.