India and New Zealand agreed on Wednesday to work closely together on cybersecurity, cybercrime and capacity building, the Foreign Office (MEA) said. The decision to expand bilateral cooperation in the IT field was taken during a two-day virtual dialogue that ended on Wednesday. The second edition of the India-New Zealand bilateral cyber dialogue discussed various aspects of the existing cooperation in cyberspace and agreed to expand it further, MEA said in a statement.
The cyber dialogue discussed various aspects of the existing bilateral cooperation in cyberspace, exchanged views on the latest developments on cyber issues in bilateral, regional and multilateral forums and explored initiatives to deepen cyber -cooperation, ” he said.
“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,” added the ‘AEM.
The Indian delegation was led by Atul Malhari Gotsurve, Deputy Secretary (Cyber Diplomacy) at MEA.
The New Zealand delegation was co-chaired by Dan Eaton, Director of National Security Policy and Georgina Sargison, Acting Unit Manager for Emerging Security Issues.
Senior officials from various ministries and government departments in both countries participated in the dialogue.
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