The 4th U.S.-Republic of Korea Bilateral Cyber Consultations

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 29, 2016

The 4th United States-Republic of Korea Bilateral Cyber Consultations were held in Washington D.C. on June 29, 2016. Christopher Painter, Coordinator for Cyber Issues at the Department of State, led the U.S. delegation, which included representatives from the National Security Council staff, Department of State, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Defense. Ambassador Shin Maeng-ho of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs led the Republic of Korea’s interagency delegation, which included representatives from the Korea National Police Agency, Ministry of Justice, and Korea Internet and Security Agency.

The Cyber Consultations affirmed the benefits of a whole-of-government approach between the Republic of Korea and the United States on cyber policy and reinforced cooperation between the United States and the Republic of Korea on a wide range of cyber issues including cooperation on cybersecurity of critical infrastructure, capacity building, information sharing, research and development, military-to-military cyber cooperation, cybercrime, international security issues in cyberspace, and current trends in the international cyber environment. The Consultations also reaffirmed shared principles that support an open, interoperable, secure, and reliable cyberspace.