Bangladesh and Russia have agreed on formation of a joint working group to combat cyber security risks.
The decision was taken at a recent bilateral meeting between ICT State Minister Junaid Ahmed Palak and Nikolai Nikiforov, minister of Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation in Moscow, said a press release issued on Thursday.
Approached by Bangladesh, both parties also agreed to establish a centre dubbed as “Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security.”
Bangladesh and Russia also agreed on the exchange of inter-state advance information of possible cyber-attacks to combat cyber risks and to enhance mutual cooperation in cyber security.
Aiming to make e-governance more fruitful, both the parties decided to sign a memorandum of understanding, the press note said.
The state minister sought Russia’s cooperation for the development of information technology-based innovation and establishing start-up eco-systems and Russian investment in hi-tech parks in Bangladesh.
Bangladesh Ambassador in Moscow SM Saiful Haque and Project Director of Sylhet Electronics City Md Golam Sarwar Bhuiyan were also present at the meeting.