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On May 28, the adoption of the final consensus report concluded the activities of the UN Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) to promote responsible behavior of states in cyberspace in the context of international security, created at the initiative of the United States in 2018.

As a result of intensive negotiation work, constructive efforts and flexibility shown by all 25 GGE participants, a mutually acceptable document was developed. It is important for us that it takes into account the fundamental Russian approaches to ensuring international information security (IIB), including on the most pressing issues – attribution of incidents in the ICT sphere, international legal regulation of this area, the need for further work under the auspices of the UN on the rules responsible behavior of states; and the possibility of developing legally binding norms. The report also recognizes the importance of continuing the global discussion on IIB, in particular, in the format of the UN Open-ended Working Group (OEWG) on security in the use of ICTs and ICTs themselves 2021-2025, created in pursuance of the UN General Assembly Resolution 75 / 240.

The adoption of the GGE report is yet another example of the effective work of world cyber diplomacy. It testifies to the negotiability of the international community on key global problems, when dialogue at the expert level is conducted in a pragmatic, non-politicized and constructive manner. This was the position taken by the Russian expert, which was noted by the majority of the Group members.

We hope that the atmosphere of consensus and the states’ disposition for practical benefits from the global negotiating process on IIB will be transferred to the site of the new OEWG, the organizational session of which took place on June 1, 2021 in New York.

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