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The 7th Japan – France Bilateral Consultations on Cybersecurity

November 21, 2023

On Monday, November 20, the 7th Japan-France Bilateral Consultations on Cybersecurity were held in Paris, France.

  1. This whole of government meeting was co-chaired by Mr. ISHIZUKI Hideo, Ambassador in charge of Cyber Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA), and Mr. Henri Verdier, Ambassador for Digital Affairs, Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs of the French Republic, with the participation of officials from, on the Japanese side, MOFA, National center of Incident readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity (NISC), National Police Agency (NPA), Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), 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 the Interior.
  2. At this dialogue, the two sides exchanged views on broad topics, such as each country’s cybersecurity strategy and policy, bilateral and multilateral cooperation including UN, and cybersecurity capacity building.
  3. Both sides confirmed that the two countries will continue to hold the Japan-France Bilateral Consultations on Cybersecurity.

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