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Singapore, Japan sign MOC on cyber security cooperation

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by September 18, 2017 General

SINGAPORE, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) — Singapore and Japan signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) on Monday on the sidelines of Singapore International Cyber Week 2017 to strengthen cyber security cooperation between the two countries.

The MOC covers cyber security cooperation in key areas including regular policy dialogues, information exchanges, collaborations to enhance cybersecurity awareness, joint regional capacity building efforts, as well as sharing of best practices between both countries, according to a press release from the Cyber Security Agency (CSA) of Singapore.

“Singapore and Japan have been working closely together on various cyber security initiatives at both the bilateral and multilateral levels,” said CSA’s Chief Executive David Koh, adding that the MOC will serve to bring their cooperation and relations a step further.

Prior to the signing of the MOC with Japan, CSA had previously signed six Memoranda of Understanding with Australia, France, India, the Netherlands, Britain, the United States, and a Joint Declaration on cyber security cooperation with Germany.

The Singapore International Cyber Week 2017 will have an opening plenary on Tuesday morning. But part of the event, the second ASEAN ministerial conference on cyber security, was held on Monday and had a special session that saw the participation of ministers and senior officials from five ASEAN dialogue partners, namely Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand and the United States.

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