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OAS and Colombia to Cooperate in Digital Security

  June 5, 2019

OAS and Colombia to Cooperate in Digital Security
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The Organization of American States (OAS) and Colombia today signed an agreement for the strengthening of cooperation on digital security, during a ceremony held at OAS headquarters in Washington, DC.

The Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro , recalled that for nearly two decades, the Organization has worked on the challenges, dangers and opportunities of the digital world, with actions that seek to promote a culture of cybersecurity with a multidimensional focus. “The agreement we sign today with Colombia is another demonstration of the leadership of Colombian institutions and the trust they have in the OAS, as well as the ratification of our commitment to continue our digital security efforts in the country,” said Secretary General Almagro.

For his part, the Permanent Representative of Colombia to the OAS, Alejandro Ordoñez, said that, by signing the agreement, his government reaffirms its commitment to work with the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE) of the OAS to strengthen its cybersecurity capacity. “Digital trust is a fundamental component in achieving the transformation of the country,” added the Colombian diplomat.

The agreement will be implemented through CICTE, which has worked with the Colombian government on cybersecurity for more than ten years.

Reference: FNE-96771