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Dhaka, Moscow agree to form joint working group to ensure cyber security

  • Published at 07:20 pm March 15th, 2018
  • Last updated at 07:22 pm March 15th, 2018
Dhaka, Moscow agree to form joint working group to ensure cyber security
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.