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Joint Press Release with the National Information Security Center and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and CommunicationsThe Seventh ASEAN-Japan Cyber Security Policy Meeting to be Held

On October 7 and 8, 2014, the seventh ASEAN-Japan Cyber Security Policy Meeting (hereinafter referred to as the “policy meeting”) will be held in Tokyo. At the policy meeting, participants will exchange views with the goal of enhancing international collaboration between and efforts by Japan and ASEAN countries in the information security field, a fundamental element of socioeconomic activities.

1. Objective

The policy meeting aims to enhance international collaboration between and efforts by Japan and ASEAN countries in the information security field, a fundamental element of socioeconomic activities, thereby contributing to the improvement of regional information security levels and fostering stronger relations and wider exchange between Japan and ASEAN.

2. Outline of the meeting

  1. Date: October 7 (Tue.) and 8 (Wed.), 2014
  2. Hosts: National Information Security Center (NISC), Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
  3. Co-chairs: Japan (Mr. Ryozo Hayashi, Director of the Meiji Institute for Global Affairs) and Thailand (Dr. Chaichana Mitrpant, Deputy Executive Director, Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA))
  4. Expected attendees: Director-generals, deputy director-generals, and other officials from ministries related to economy, investment, and information and communications in ten ASEAN countries; representatives of the ASEAN Secretariat; director-generals, deputy director-generals, and other officials from Japan’s Cabinet Secretariat, MIC, and METI

3. Major topics (tentative)

  1. Follow-up discussions of past cooperation activities concerning information security
  2. Collaboratively raising public-awareness of information security
  3. Future cooperative efforts in the field of information security, etc.

Reference:

The policy meetings have been held six times as follows:
First meeting: February 2009, Tokyo;
Second meeting: March 2010, Bangkok, Thailand;
Third meeting: March 2011, Tokyo;
Fourth meeting: November 2011, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia;
Fifth meeting: October 2012, Tokyo; and
Sixth meeting: October 2013, Manila, the Philippines

Participating countries: 10 ASEAN economies (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Viet Nam)

Release Date

September 30, 2014

Division in Charge

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