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12 May 2020, 15:30

CIS to issue statement on cooperation in international information security

MINSK, 12 May (BelTA) – Work is in progress on a joint statement by the CIS heads of state on cooperation in international information security. Belarus has supported the draft statement initiated by Russia, Belarus' Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei said as he addressed the the CIS Ministerial Council video conference, BelTA learned from the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The minister believes that ensuring information security becomes especially relevant given the new stage in the development of information and communication technologies amid the pandemic and digital transformation.

The CIS has a solid legal framework to expand interstate digital cooperation: the 2013 Information Security Cooperation Agreement and the 2019 Information Security Strategy.

“I suggest stepping up practical interaction between our countries. In this regard, we support the draft statement of the CIS heads of state initiated by Russia on cooperation in international information security. The adoption of such a statement will contribute to the strengthening of cooperation both in the CIS and in other multilateral organizations. I believe that the CIS could demonstrate how ‘the digital neighborhood belt' initiative of the Belarusian president could be implemented at the regional level) ,” Vladimir Makei said.

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