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platforms, including the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) and the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting,
            together with the eight Dialogue Partners (ADMM-Plus).

            The ASEAN Leaders also recognized the need for all ASEAN Member States to implement practical
            confidence-building measures and adopt a set of common, voluntary and non-binding norms of
            responsible State behavior in cyberspace, in order to enhance trust and confidence in the use of
            cyberspace to its full potential to bring about greater regional economic prosperity and integration.

            The ASEAN Leaders tasked relevant Ministers from all ASEAN Member States to closely consider and
            submit recommendations on feasible options of coordinating cybersecurity policy, diplomacy,
            cooperation, technical and capacity building efforts among various platforms of the three pillars of
            ASEAN, so that ASEAN’s efforts are focused, effective, and coordinated holistically on this important
            cross-cutting issue.

            They further tasked relevant Ministers from all ASEAN Member States to make progress on discussions
            by ASEAN ICT and Cybersecurity Ministers at the AMCC, the ASEAN Telecommunications and
            Information Technology Ministers’ Meeting (TELMIN), as well as other relevant sectoral bodies such
            as the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Transnational Crime (AMMTC), to identify a concrete list of
            voluntary, practical norms of State behaviour in cyberspace that ASEAN can work towards adopting
            and implementing, and to facilitate cross-border cooperation in addressing critical infrastructure
            vulnerabilities, as well as to encourage capacity-building and cooperative measures to address the
            criminal or terrorist use of cyberspace, taking reference from the voluntary norms recommended
            in the 2015 Report of the United Nations Group of Governmental Experts on Developments in the
            Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security (UNGGE).

            PROPOSAL


            Thailand attaches great importance to advancing cooperation within ASEAN and with external
            partners to address non-traditional security challenges. Most recently, on Cybersecurity, the
            Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society of Thailand, together
            with the government of Australia, co-hosted the ASEAN-Australia Cybersecurity Workshop entitled
            “Strengthening Legal Implementation in Tackling Cybersecurity Challenges in the Region” in
            Bangkok, on 13 February 2018, in order to promote the monitoring and tackling of cyber threats and
            enhancing coordination between cybersecurity-related agencies.

            For this year, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society of
            Thailand are proposing to hold an International Conference entitled “Cybersecurity: Implications on
            Peace and Security in the ASEAN Region” in Bangkok, on 10-11 May 2019. The Conference will be in
            line with the ASEAN Leaders’ Statement on Cybersecurity Cooperation which tasks relevant Ministers
            from all ASEAN Member States to closely consider and submit recommendations on feasible options
            of coordinating cybersecurity policy, diplomacy, cooperation, technical and capacity building
            efforts among various platforms of the three pillars of ASEAN, while recognizing the value of




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              “CYBERSECURITY: IMPLICATIONS ON PEACE & SECURITY IN THE ASEAN REGION”
              10-11 MAY 2019, BANGKOK, THAILAND
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