Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
Seven countries including China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, and Iran conducted a joint press conference on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017, in New Delhi, India, the same day with the Governance Summit on Cyber Governance. The joint press conference was meant to notify the media regarding the dynamics of the Government Summit on Cyber Governance.
All seven countries believed that there are technical mistakes have happened in the summit, specifically on the first agenda regarding norms and information exchange, particularly in Article 1, that explained about the definition of cyber governance. They believed that the motion didn’t accommodate all the interests of the states. All parties regretted that they have to propose an annex on total exclusion regarding the Article 1 on the first agenda, particularly about the definition of cyber governance.
The representative from Uzbekistan said that it was actually a simple problem but it was important for all countries involved in the joint press conference. Other than that, the representative of Indonesia also added that the annex was necessary as it is related to all states’ interests. In the press conference, Kazakhstan also regretted that there are fundamental misunderstandings in the summit, on conducting the cyber governance definition, as the definition of it should have been universal for all aspect and applicable for all states. All parties hope that incidents like this, that have put some states in a hard position, will never happen again in the future.