German-Russian cyber-security consultations

14.02.2017 - Article

A further round of the German-Russian cyber-security consultations was held at working level in Berlin on 9 February 2017.

Ambassador Thomas Fitschen, Director for the United Nations, International Cyber Policy and Counterterrorism, was head of the interministerial delegation on the German side. The Russian delegation was headed by Ambassador Andrei Krutskikh, Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for International Cooperation in Information Security.

Both sides discussed national developments and structures, as well as current issues in international cyber security. The agenda also included work on norms for responsible state behavior in cyberspace and on confidence-building measures (particularly in the OSCE). Combating jihadist internet propaganda was a further topic of the talks.

Both sides agreed to continue their dialogue.

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