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Regular Press Briefing by MOFA’s Spokesperson Nguyen Phuong Nga on August 11th , 2011
08-15-2011, 10:21 am

(Hanoi, August 11th  2011)

Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce Nguyen Cam Tu attends the 43rd ASEAN Economic Summit (AES) and related meetings.
 Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce Nguyen Cam Tu headed the Vietnamese delegation to attend the 43rd ASEAN Economic Summit (AES) and related meetings in Manado, Indonesia from August 9th to 13th, 2011. This is the annual and most important meeting of ASEAN economic ministers in 2011 in preparation for the 19th ASEAN Summit which is scheduled in this November.

 The meeting is for ASEAN economic ministers to review the status and outcomes of the promotion measures of the ASEAN integration towards the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by 2015. ASEAN economic ministers will hold consultation meetings with economic ministers of partner-countries, namely China, the Republic of Korea, Japan, Autralia, New Zealand, India and the United States to review and further enhance economic, trade and investment cooperation.

Questions and Answers:

1. How do you comment on the report released by McAfee that said the company had discovered the biggest series of cyber attacks to date, involving the infiltration of networks of 72 organizations, countries including Viet Nam. How serious were the attacks? Does Vietnamese government know the source of these attacks? What measures has the government of Viet Nam taken to increase security in the wake of these attacks?


 “We follow McAfee report with great attention.

The Vietnamese government considers information confidentiality and cyber security very serious issues and has promulgated laws to regulate these issues.  The Prime Minister issued on June 10th Directive No. 897/CT-TT to consolidate the measures for digital security. Other Vietnamese authorities also have legal documents to provide specific regulations on information and internet security.

 Viet Nam continues to work with the international community to combat and prevent information and internet attacks”

2. What is Viet Nam’s reaction to China’s launch of the new aircraft carrier?


“Our position regarding China’s policy for aircraft carrier development has been expressed clearly.

We hope that China, as a big power, will contribute positively and responsibly to maintaining peace and stability in the region and in the world.”

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