The first Dialogue between the Governments of India and Egypt on Cyber Issues was held in New Delhi on 20-22 December, 2016. The Indian delegation was led by the National Cyber Security Coordinator, Dr. Gulshan Rai, while the Egyptian delegation was led
by Ambassador Hisham Badr, Assistant Foreign Minister for Multilateral Relations and International Security. The dialogue was a follow up on the high level meeting between the National Security Advisers of India and Egypt in December 2015 in New Delhi where
both the countries agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation in the area of Cyber Security.
The discussions during the dialogue covered a wide range of issues including a broad overview of the cyber threat scenario, policies, exchange of viewpoints in various multi-lateral platforms and Capacity Building including practical training in operational
handling of cyber incidents. Egypt and India further explored the possibility of working together to train cyber professionals as part of South-South Cooperation. Both sides decided to nominate points of contact (POC) for coordination both at policy and technical
level to implement actionable points for cooperation.
December 22, 2016
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