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On September 28, Moscow hosted the second meeting of the Russian-French working group “Interdepartmental Strategic Dialogue on Cybersecurity”, created in the development of the agreements between Presidents Vladimir Putin and E. Macron.

The agenda of the consultations included a wide range of information security issues at global and regional platforms, as well as on a bilateral track.

On the Russian side, the consultations were headed by the Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for International Cooperation in the Field of Information Security, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary A.V. Krutskikh, and the delegation of the French Republic – by Ambassador for Digital Issues of the French Foreign Ministry A.Verdier.

The Russian delegation included representatives of the apparatus of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, the Ministry of Defense of Russia, the Ministry of Justice of Russia, the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian Federation, the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, the FSB of Russia, the FSO of Russia. The delegation of the French Republic was represented by experts from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the National Agency for Security of Information Systems, the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and the French Embassy in Russia.

The parties stated the need to prevent conflicts and prevent any kind of confrontation in the information space, use information and communication technologies (ICT) for peaceful purposes, strengthen international cooperation in combating information crime.

The beginning of the activities of the new UN Open-ended Working Group (OEWG) on security in the use of ICTs and ICTs themselves 2021-2025 was considered. It was proposed to discuss, including within the framework of the new OEWG, any profile national initiatives. The Russian delegation presented a draft resolution of the First Committee of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly on IIB, noting that it is based on non-confrontational and unifying principles that meet the interests of the entire world community.

During the meeting, the Russian side also made a presentation of the draft convention on countering the use of ICT for criminal purposes, officially submitted by Russia to the UN specialized committee on July 27 this year.

We discussed in detail the issues of bilateral practical cooperation in the field of combating information crime.

The key approaches to ensuring information and international information security are presented, set out in the fundamental documents of strategic planning of the Russian Federation – the National Security Strategy and the Fundamentals of State Policy in the Field of International Information Security.

The importance of further development of cooperation in the field of IIB in the framework of such international formats as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) was emphasized.

The sides noted the great importance of the track on the development of confidence-building measures in the information space within the framework of the OSCE Informal Working Group, approved by the Permanent Council Decision No. 1039. The importance of continuing active work on the substantive implementation of the existing ones and the development of new confidence-building measures was emphasized.

The consultations took place in a constructive atmosphere. Their next round will take place in Paris on an agreed date.

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