India-New Zealand Bilateral Cyber Dialogue held

Nov 17: The Second edition of the India-New Zealand Bilateral Cyber Dialogue was held on 16-17 November 2021 in virtual mode. The Indian delegation was led by Shri Atul Malhari Gotsurve, Joint Secretary (Cyber Diplomacy) from Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). The New Zealand delegation was co-led by Mr. Dan Eaton, Director National Security Policy, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC) and Ms. Georgina Sargison, Acting Unit Manager, Emerging Security Issues, International Security and Disarmament Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT). Senior officials from various government Ministries and Departments from both the countries participated in the Cyber Dialogue.

The Cyber Dialogue discussed various aspects of existing bilateral cooperation in cyberspace, exchanged views on the latest developments on cyber issues at bilateral, regional and multilateral fora and explored initiatives to further deepen cyber cooperation.

The delegations deliberated on a wide range of topics of mutual interest and agreed to work closely with each other in the areas of cybersecurity, cybercrime and capacity building.

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