13:54 GMT19 June 2021
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    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US government has hosted a Ministerial Meeting at the UN General Assembly on advancing responsible state behavior in cyberspace, the Department of State said in a readout.

    "On September 28, 2018, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan hosted a ministerial meeting on advancing responsible state behavior and deterring malicious activity in cyberspace," the readout said on Friday.

    Sullivan led a discussion with over 20 countries on ways to confront cyber threats while maintaining the benefits that free people and nations had come to enjoy from the Internet, the readout explained.

    "Responsible states must comply with their obligations under international law…. [I]mplementation of political confidence-building measures can help bring stability to cyberspace," Sullivan told an on-the-record briefing in New York.

    Sullivan said there must be consequences for states that acted contrary to this framework and called upon all nations to work together to hold states accountable for their malicious cyber activity, the readout said.


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