India, Japan review progress achieved in cybersecurity, 5G during fifth Cyber Dialogue in Tokyo

Indian and Japanese officials discussed 'important areas' of bilateral cyber cooperation, and reviewed the progress achieved in the areas of cybersecurity and Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), including 5G, when they recently met for the fifth India-Japan Cyber Dialogue in Tokyo.

Indian, Japanese officials discuss cybersecurity, 5G during fifth India-Japan Cyber Dialogue in Tokyo. Photo Courtesy: Pixabay/Unsplash

"Both sides exchanged views on latest developments in cyber domain and mutual cooperation at the United Nations and other multilateral and regional fora, including under the Quad framework," read a statement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

The delegations underscored the importance of capacity building in ensuring secure cyberspace and agreed to cooperate in this aspect.

The Indian delegation was led by Muanpuii Saiawi, Joint Secretary, Cyber Diplomacy Division, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), while the Japanese side was led by Ishizuki Hideo, Ambassador in-charge of Cyber Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of Japan, the statement read.

Meanwhile, India has invited Japan for the sixth India-Japan Cyber Dialogue, to be held in New Delhi in 2024.