India and New Zealand are working closely with each other on cyberspace

India and New Zealand on Tuesday and Wednesday held their Cyber Dialogue in a virtual format and discussed various aspects of existing bilateral cooperation in cyberspace.

According to a statement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs, the two sides also exchanged views on the latest developments on cyber issues at bilateral, regional and multilateral fora and explored initiatives to further deepen cyber cooperation.

Besides, the two sides also deliberated on a wide range of topics of mutual interest and agreed to work closely with each other in the areas of cyber security, cybercrime and capacity building.

At the Dialogue, while the Indian delegation was led by Atul Malhari Gotsurve, Joint Secretary (Cyber Diplomacy) in the Ministry of External Affairs, the New Zealand delegation was co-led by Dan Eaton, Director National Security Policy, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC) and Georgina Sargison, Acting Unit Manager, Emerging Security Issues, International Security and Disarmament Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT)

As per the MEA, senior officials from various government Ministries and Departments from both the countries participated in the Cyber Dialogue.