21 November 201914:46

Press Release on the Outcome of the Third Round of the Japan-Russia Interagency Consultations on International Information Security


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The third round of the Japan-Russia interagency consultations on international information security (IIS) was held in Tokyo on November 20, 2019.

The Russian delegation was headed by Andrey Krutskikh, Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for International Cooperation on Information Security, Ambassador-at-Large. It included experts from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defence, Prosecutor- General's Office, Federal Security Service, Federal Guard Service and the Security Council Office.

The Japanese delegation was headed by Takeshi Akahori, Ambassador in charge of Cyber Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. The Japanese delegation included experts from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity, National Security Secretariat, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications and JP CERT/CC.

Russia and Japan discussed a wide range of issues: current situation in information space; updates on strategies and policies of the countries; cooperation in multilateral and regional context on security of and in the use of ICTs, including within UN, SCO, ASEAN Regional Forum. They also exchanged views on such topics as the use of ICTs for terrorist and other criminal purposes and protection of critical information infrastructure.

The delegations underlined the necessity of the development of international cooperation on IIS within the UN fora.

During the consultations, the participants exchanged views on relevant issues of development of bilateral practical cooperation in this field and the coordination of our countries' positions within key international platforms. In this context delegations shared readiness to maintain continuous bilateral interagency dialogue on IIS.

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