Tuesday, April 11th, 2017
The Memorandum of Understanding between East West Institute (EWI) and the United Kingdom was signed on this day, Tuesday, April 11th, 2017, in front of Audio Visual Room, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences Building, Parahyangan Catholic University, Bandung, Indonesia.
By knowing the fact that cyberspace cannot be handled by states only, EWI has initiated the meeting with the United Kingdom to share a new and different perspective about the cyberspace. Therefore, the MoU was explaining about the bilateral cooperation between EWI and the United Kingdom in the joint group discussion on cyberspace issues and international norms. The joint group discussion will discuss things about cyber governance as a way to develop a new form of diplomacy, hosted by EWI and the United Kingdom. EWI also has chosen the United Kingdom as the host country for the next summit. By agreeing with this cooperation, the United Kingdom will promote the need for multi-stakeholderism approach in enhancing a better cyber governance by also involving multi-sector actors, from multinational corporations to international organization, and the responsible behavior as the international norms, as a common vision between EWI and the United Kingdom.
The representative from EWI also noted that the MoU is not profitable and not political, but purely a partnership between EWI and the United Kingdom. As a potential partner for each other, they hope that this cooperation will create a good and trustful relationship between them and will be the first step towards the other cooperation in the future.