Connect Asia-Pacific Summit 2013

MINISTERIAL ROUNDTABLE

16:00 - 17:30, 18 November 2013

Bangkok, Thailand

The ITU Connect Asia-Pacific Summit is an important platform, where High Level decision-makers of ITU Asia-Pacific membership will engage in brainstorming, open dialogues, cooperation and partnerships to have sustainable, creative and innovative development of telecommunications/ICTs in the countries of Asia-Pacific for overall socio-economic growth of the region.

Political support and will by leaders are critical to ensure a safer, greener, smarter and inclusive digital society for all. ITU Member States in Asia and the Pacific, under the leadership of the Host Country, Thailand, and the support of ITU along with the Member States have prepared Leaders’ Vision which will be endorsed by the Heads of States in the Grand Opening during the Summit where the Ministers would also participate. The Communique reflects the action items to be acted upon in accordance with the Leaders’ Vision for ICT development in the Asia-Pacific region. The Ministerial Roundtable would seek endorsement of the Communique as well as opportunity for making brief (five minutes) Statements by the Ministers.

With this objective, the Ministerial Roundtable is aimed to brainstorm the ICT connectivity challenges in Asia-Pacific, foster collaboration mechanisms for multi-stakeholder partnerships and endorsing the Communiqué for achieving the objectives of Smartly DIGITAL Asia-Pacific by 2020. The Roundtable expects sharing of vision towards implementation of Smartly DIGITAL objectives in your own country.

Opening

16:00 - 17:30

Introductory remarks by

Mr. Brahima Sanou

Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau, ITU

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Opening remarks & Presentation of Communique by

H.E. Group Captain Anudith Nakornthap

Minister of Information and Communication Technology (MICT),

Kingdom of Thailand

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Asia-Pacific 2020: Smartly Digital: The Ways Forward

- Ministerial Statements, Endorsement of Communiqué, and Discussions -

16:20 – 17:20

H.E. Mr. Amirzai Sangin

Minister,

Ministry of Communications and Information Technology

Afghanistan

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H.E. Mr. Dina Nath DUNGYEL

Minister,

Ministry of Information & Communications

Bhutan

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H.E. Mr. Tandin Wangchuk

Minister,

Ministry of Health

Bhutan

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H.E. Mr. Pehin Dato Abdullah Bakar

Minister Of Communications

Brunei Darussalam

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H.E Mr. Sokhonn Prak

Minister,

Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications

Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia

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H.E. Mr. Miao Wei

Minister,

Ministry of Industry and Information Technology

People's Republic of China

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H.E. Chol Ho Sim

Minister,

Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications

Democratic People's Rep. of Korea

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H.E. Mr. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum

Minister,

Ministry of Communications

Fiji

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H.E. Mr. M.F. Farooqui

Chairman, Telecom Commission and Secretary

Department of Telecommunications

India

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H.E. Ir. H. Tifatul Sembiring

Minister,

Minister for Communication and Information Technology

Indonesia

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H.E. Mr. Mahmoud Vaezi Joze

Minister,

Special Representative of the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran & Minister of Communication and Information Technology

I.R. Iran

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H.E. Mr. Masahiro Yoshizaki

Vice Minister for Policy Coordination,

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications,

Japan

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H.E. Mr. Rimeta Beniamina

Minister,

Ministry of Communications, Transport and Tourism Development

Kiribati (Republic of)

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H.E. Mr. Mun Kee Choi

Minister,

Ministry of Science, ICT And Future Planning

Republic of Korea

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H.E. Mr. Hiem Phommachanh

Minister,

Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications

Laos P.D.R

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H.E. Dato’ Sri Ahmad Shabery Cheek

Minister,

Ministry of Communications And Multimedia

Malaysia

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H.E. Mr. Francis Itimati

Minister,

Ministry of Transportation, Communication and Infrastructure

Micronesia (Federated States of)

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H.E. Mr. Jadambaa Tsagaan-Uygun

Chairman,

Information Technology, Post And Telecommunications Authority

Mongolia

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H.E. Mr. U Myat Hein

Minister,

Ministry of Communications and Information Technology

Myanmar

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H.E. Ms. Anusha Rahman Ahmad Khan

Minister of State for Information Technology & Telecom

Islamabad, Pakistan

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H.E. Mr. Ben Micah

Minister,

Ministry of State owned Enterprises and Public Investment

Papua New Guinea

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H.E. Mr. Louis Napolean C. Casambre

Under Secretary, Department of Science & Technology

The Philippines

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H.E. Mr. Tuisugaletaua Sofara Aveau

Minister,

Ministry of Communications & Information Technology

Samoa

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H.E. Mr. Walter Folo Talu

Minister,

Ministry of Communication & Aviation

Solomon Islands

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H.E. Mr. Pedro Lay Da Silva

Minister,

Ministry of Transport and Communications

Timor Leste

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H.E. Mr. Yaacob Ibrahim

Minister,

Ministry of Communications and Information

Singapore

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H.E. Mr Lord Tu’i Vakano

Minister,

Ministry of Communications

Kingdom of Tonga

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H.E. Mr. Nguyen Thanh Hung

Deputy Minister

Ministry of Information and Communication

Viet Nam

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Closing

17:30 – 18:00

Closing remarks by

Mr. Brahima Sanou

Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau, ITU

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Closing remarks by

Mr. Houlin Zhao

Deputy Secretary-General, ITU

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Closing remarks & Presentation of Communique by

H.E. Group Captain Anudith Nakornthap

Minister of Information and Communication Technology (MICT),

Kingdom of Thailand

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Organised By

Minister of ICT International Telecommunication Union