12:41 GMT19 June 2021
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Japan seeks to ensure a free and fair cyberspace, and in order to achieve this goal Tokyo is cooperating with over a dozen countries and regions, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono has stated while addressing participants at the Doha Forum in Qatar.

    "In the field of cybersecurity Japan is vigorously moving forward with our cyber diplomacy to realise a free, fair, and secure cyberspace", Kono said.

    According to the Japanese foreign minister, the countries should deepen and share the understanding of each other's legislation and policies in the field.

    "Japan is engaging in bilateral and multilateral dialogues on cyber with 14 countries and regions, including the United States, Australia, the European Union, Russia, and ASEAN. I hope that we can have such dialogues with Middle Eastern countries in the near future", Kono indicated.

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    Cybersecurity has recently become a vital matter for many governments, with officials in many countries stressing the necessity of building strong cybersecurity and emphasising the importance of raising the capability to respond to cyber attacks.

    The Doha Forum — a global platform for dialogue that brings together leaders in policy from around the world — started in the Qatari capital earlier on Saturday. The event will last through Sunday, with such officials as UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif expected to participate in the event.


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