The Fourth India-Japan Cyber Dialogue was held virtually on Thursday

India and Japan discussed cooperation in 5G technology and cybersecurity among other issues at the Fourth India-Japan Cyber Dialogue on Thursday.

The dialogue was hosted virtually by India.

According to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), both sides discussed important areas of bilateral cyber cooperation and reviewed the progress achieved in the areas of cybersecurity and Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) including 5G Technology.

They also exchanged views on latest developments in cyber domain and mutual cooperation during cyber consultations at the United Nations and other multilateral and regional fora, the MEA added.

Both sides agreed to hold the next India-Japan Cyber Dialogue in 2023 as per mutual convenience.

The Indian Delegation was led by Joint Secretary, Cyber Diplomacy Division, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Muanpuii Saiawi, while the Japanese delegation was led by Ambassador in-charge of Cyber Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Yutaka Arima.

The Indian delegation consisted of senior officials from MEA, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Ministry of Defence (MoD), National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS), Ministry of Electronics and Information technology (MEITY), Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) and National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Centre (NCIIPC).

The Japanese delegation included senior officials from National Centre of Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication (MIC), Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and MOFA.