Lao, Thai discussions advance ICT cooperation

Lao and Thai government representatives met in Vientiane on Friday to review and discuss the development of the information and communications technology (ICT) and digital innovation sectors.
The issues were covered when Thailand Ambassador to the Lao PDR, Mr Kiattikhun Chartprasert visited Minister of Post and Telecommunications, Dr Thansamay Kommasith in the capital.
The meeting between the two countries reviewed cooperation in the sectors along with development and exchange of experiences, service development, digital innovation, startups and the internet in the region and internationally.

Dr Thansamay called on Thailand to continue its assistance and coordination for future cooperation of post, telecommunications and ICT development.
At the beginning of this year, Laos’ Ministry of Post and Telecommunications signed an agreement to work with Thailand’s Ministry of Digital Economy and Society for ongoing advancement of ICT and digital innovation.
The agreement for the development of human resources, digital government initiatives, cybersecurity, data centres and the ICT digital sectors was signed by Dr Thansamay and Minister of Digital Economy and Society of the Kingdom of Thailand, Dr Pichet Durongkaveroj.
The development and exchange of experiences in ICT will further strengthen the special traditional relationship and comprehensive cooperation between the two neighbours.
Thailand’s Ministry of Digital Economy and Society has agreed to provide support and assistance to Laos’ Ministry of Post and Telecommunications for a short training course on digital and ICT systems for Lao officials.
The two sides will also share experiences on policy for the ICT and digital sectors and continue development of the Lao Computer Emergency Response Team (LaoCERT) and Thai Computer Emergency Response Team (ThaiCERT).