Minister Kiyoung Choi to Discuss ICT
Cooperation through New Southern Policy
- To Strengthen Cooperation with
2019 ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit and Promote New Southern Policy in ICT with
□ Minister Kiyoung Choi of the Ministry of
Science and ICT of the Republic of Korea, is to attend the 14thASEAN TELMIN* plus Korea from October 24 to 25 in Vientiane, Lao PDR as his
first overseas schedule as minister, to discuss Korea-ASEAN ICT cooperation
through the New Southern Policy.
* TELMIN : Telecommunication and Information
Technology Ministers Meeting
ㅇ The theme of this year TELMIN is “Smart Connectivity for ASEAN Digital
ㅇ As this year marks the 30th anniversary of
ASEAN-ROK relations since the ASEAN-ROK dialogue relations were established in
1989, the Korean city of Busan is to host 2019 ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit
(Nov 25-26) and the inaugural ROK-Mekong Summit (Nov 27) at BEXCO.
- The ASEAN TELMIN plus Korea is expected to serve as an opportunity to raise
ASEAN Member States*’ interest in the Commemorative Summit, reaffirm the
reciprocal relationship between Korea and ASEAN and establish a new vision for
ICT cooperation in the region.
* Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia,
Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand,
□ In particular, Minister Choi will
have bilateral meetings with participating countries including Lao PDR and
Vietnam to discuss the future direction for cooperation to promote Korea’s New
Southern Policy in the ICT sector.