18 Dec 2018 21:23

Moscow, Tehran want to boost information security cooperation

MOSCOW. Dec 18 (Interfax) - Russian-Iranian interagency consultations on international information security problems were held in Tehran on Tuesday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

The Russian delegation was led by Russian Special Presidential Envoy for international cooperation in the area of information security Andrei Krutskikh, while the delegation of Iranian hosts was led by Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Gholam-Hossein Dehghani.

"The sides exchanged opinions on a lot of issues of ensuring international information security both sides are interested in. We expressed a common concern about the threats in the area of using information and telecommunications technologies. They substantially discussed the problems of countering the use of information and telecommunications technologies for terrorist and other criminal purposes," the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

Russia and Iran stressed the importance of continuing cooperation for ensuring international information security with the UN's essential role, he said.

"Russia and Iran highlighted the need to boost bilateral cooperation and agreed to maintain the regular bilateral dialogue on efforts to institutionalize their interaction on these problems," the Russian Foreign Ministry said.