July 23, 2019
  1. The 5th Japan-France Bilateral Consultations on Cybersecurity were held in Rennes, France, on 12 July 2019.
  2. This whole of government meeting was co-chaired by Mr. Masato Otaka, Ambassador in charge of Cyber Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of Japan, and Mr. Henri Verdier, Ambassador for Digital Affairs, Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs of the French Republic, with the participation of officials from, on the Japanese side, National center of Incident readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity (NISC), Cabinet Intelligence and Research Office (CIRO), Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Ministry of Defense (MOD) and JPCERT/CC, and on the French side, Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Ministry of the Armed Forces, Ministry of Justice, National Cybersecurity Agency (ANSSI), Pôle d'excellence cyber (PEC), Région Bretagne.
  3. At this dialogue, the two sides exchanged views on cybersecurity, including their respective latest cybersecurity efforts and strategies. The Japan-France Joint Press Release (Japanese (PDF) Open a New Window) was issued following the dialogue.
  4. Both sides confirmed that the sixth Japan-France Bilateral Consultations on Cybersecurity will be held in Tokyo next year.

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