Tuesday, April 11th, 2017
Russia and ICANN have signed the Memorandum of Understanding that focused on information infrastructure and cybersecurity on Tuesday, April 11th, 2017, at Room 3501, Faculty Social and Political Sciences Building, Bandung, Indonesia. Russia and Iran will work together on both fields to develop and spread the internet throughout Russia. This attempt will be done because Russia is such a large country so the cooperation to spread the internet and its awareness will be needed.
The representative of Russia said that ICANN will be able to help them as ICANN has specialty in the internet field. Also, Russia emphasized that they are willing to cooperate with other entities in order to create a better information infrastructure and cyber security. With the help of ICANN, Russia will provide the rural area with the internet. Both sides agreed that with a good information infrastructure, the political, economic, and social stability will be achieved.
The cooperation was based on the mutual respect on each other sides. The signing of the MoU will also be a start for both sides, for future cooperation.