The 6th Japan – France Bilateral Consultations on Cybersecurity
July 7, 2022
- On Wednesday, July 6, The 6th Japan-France Bilateral Consultations on Cybersecurity were held in Tokyo, Japan.
- This whole of government meeting was co-chaired by Mr. ARIMA Yutaka, 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), National Police Agency (NPA), 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, National Cybersecurity Agency (ANSSI), Ministry of Armed Forces and Ministry of Interior.
- On June 26, Mr. KISHIDA Fumio, Prime Minister of Japan, held a summit meeting with H.E. Mr. Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic. The two leaders confirmed that they would promote cooperation in various fields including cyber in a multi-layered approach. This 6th Japan-France Bilateral Consultations on Cybersecurity were held as a part of efforts to strengthen the bilateral cooperation.
- At this dialogue, the two sides exchanged views broadly on cybersecurity strategy and policy, bilateral and multilateral cooperation, 5G technology and capacity building including human resource development in cybersecurity. Two countries affirmed that like-minded countries will work together to promote the Program of Action (PoA) to advance responsible state behavior in UN discussions on cybersecurity.
- Both sides confirmed that the two countries will continue to hold the Japan-France Bilateral Consultations on Cybersecurity.