EU and Japan conclude inaugural dialogue on cyber issues
EU News 398/2014
6 October 2014
The European Union and Japan held their first dialogue on cyber security in Tokyo on 6 October, 2014. The meeting focused on how to address the growing challenges to maintaining a safe, open and secure cyberspace; and how to protect human rights online. The two sides considered the norms, rules and principles to be applied in cyberspace. They also discussed cooperation on tackling cybercrime.
The meeting was co-chaired on the EU side by Joelle Jenny, director of security policy and conflict prevention at the European External Action Service and on the Japanese team side by Akira Kono, ambassador in charge of cyber policy and deputy director general of the Foreign Policy Bureau at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The dialogue was agreed following discussions between EU leaders and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the EU-Japan Summit in May 2014. It demonstrated that Japan and the EU are like-minded partners in this area. Both sides agreed on the value of further deepening their cooperation, and agreed to hold further rounds of the dialogue on an annual basis.
For more details, please contact:
Mari Koseki Tel: 03-5422-6034
Miwako Suetsune Tel: 03-5422-6035 / Miwako.Suetsune@eeas.europa.eu
Vicente J. Luna Tel: 03-5422-6038 / Vicente.Luna-Ganuza@eeas.europa.eu