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Cuba advocates safe and legal use of the internet around the world

Cuba abogadosThe International Forum for the Peaceful Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) concluded July 10, at the Hotel Iberostar Packard in Havana, with a final declaration advocating a negotiating process within the United Nations framework for the adoption of a legally binding instrument, which would make possible the elimination of significant gaps that now exist in the field of cybersecurity.

More than 130 delegates from 21 countries gathered at the event to analyze issues such as equitable access and governance of the Internet.

In his final remarks, Cuba’s Minister of Communications, Jorge Luis Perdomo Di-Lella, emphasized that the country is committed to defending the extension of technologies for peaceful and social use.

The regional director for the Americas of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Bruno Ramos, said that events like these, held in the Caribbean, provide training and strengthen use of ICT, for countries that are increasingly connected.The importance of the open-ended Working Group, which advocates the opportunity for all states to participate, in an equitable manner, in the creation of a consensual regulatory framework and seeks to reach global agreement – within the context of the United Nations Third Commission on the criminal use of social networks and other tools.In a statement to Granma, Wilfredo González Vidal, Cuba’s first deputy minister of Communications, acknowledged that there is still a long way to go in legal matters regarding the use of ICT, especially in relation to national and global security.


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