Vietnam’s Deputy Defence Minister talks cyber security at 8th Seoul defence dialogue

by Vietnam Plus | September 5, 2019


Deputy Defence Minister Sen. Lieut. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh speaks at the event (Photo: VNA)


Seoul (VNA) – Deputy Defence Minister Sen. Lieut. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh has addressed an opening session of the working group on cyber security within the framework of the ongoing eighth Seoul defence dialogue in Seoul, the Republic of Korea.

Cyber space has become a new strategic and special territory that closely links with socio-economic development, protection of national sovereignty, interests and security, Deputy Defence Minister Vinh said.

He called on countries to join efforts to fight dangers from cyber space; together maintain peace, stability and ensure national sovereignty and interests of each nation.

Vinh said countries need to build and fine-tune international laws on cyber space, join conventions and joint statements on cyber security cooperation on the basis of respect for sovereignty, equality and mutual benefits for the goal of using cyber space for the purpose of peace, development and cooperation.

Deputy Defence Minister Sen. Lieut. Gen Nguyen Chi Vinh led a Vietnamese delegation to the eighth Seoul defence dialogue in Seoul, the Republic of Korea (RoK), from September 3 – 9.

Themed “Building Peace Together: Challenges and Visions”, the dialogue attracted defence leaders, experts and scholars from 56 countries and six international organisations.

It featured four plenary sessions on peace process on the Korean peninsula and international cooperation, peace in North East Asia: challenges and missions, peacekeeping campaigns and international humanitarian assistance, national strategy and crisis management on cyber space.

On the occasion, Deputy Defence Minister Vinh met Canadian Deputy Defence Minister Judy Thomas, during which both sides discussed joint work across the exchange of delegations, training, the United Nations peacekeeping mission, and visits to naval vessels.

Thomas informed that Canada will send defence attachés to Vietnam next year.

Welcoming the move, Vinh affirmed that the Vietnamese Defence Ministry will offer all possible support to Canadian defence attachés in Vietnam.

He stated that Vietnam supports Canada’s widespread collaboration with ASEAN, including the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting Plus (ADMM Plus).-VNA


September 5, 2019

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