New York, May 26 (BNA): The Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United Nations in New York, Ambassador Jamal Faris Al-Ruwaie, participated in the Security Council meeting on the responsibility of states and the response to cyber attacks on sensitive sites. Infrastructure.
In his speech before the meeting, which was called for by the United States of America and Albania, Ambassador Al-Ruwaie stressed Bahrain’s belief in the importance of ensuring a safe and peaceful cyberspace and preventing conflicts arising from malicious cyber activities.
He added that the rapid development of digital technology has changed the way the world works and has affected all aspects of modern life. He explained that while this development brings benefits to everyone, it also comes at the expense of exposing us to a wide range of threats, which requires the international community to work collectively to confront those challenges.
The ambassador pointed out the need to set international rules and standards for cyberspace based on the principles of international law, including the United Nations Charter, and respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. He indicated that the goal is to promote responsible behavior in cyberspace and prevent malicious activities.
The Permanent Representative also stressed the importance of promoting transparency and confidence-building measures between countries in cyberspace, including establishing channels for reporting malicious activities and sharing information and best practices. He explained that given the current digital divide, there is a growing need for collaboration to prevent and respond to cyber attacks. He said that this requires a clear mechanism used by countries to seek assistance from other countries in this regard.
Ambassador Al-Ruwaiee said it is crucial to promote closer partnership between public and private entities for a coordinated and coherent defense and response to cyberattacks. He added that this contributes to the development of effective strategies and solutions for cybersecurity, including the exchange of information and best practices.
He affirmed the Kingdom of Bahrain’s readiness to work with other countries to set international rules and standards that regulate cyberspace, enhance transparency and confidence-building measures, and encourage cooperation in preventing and responding to cyberattacks.