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Belarus plans to step up cooperation with China to protect national cyberspace

01 July 2013

MINSK (BelTA) - Belarus plans to step up cooperation with its allies, particularly with China, in the field of protection of national cyberspace, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said at the solemn meeting in the run-up to the Independence Day on 1 July.

Alexander Lukashenko noted that he plans to discuss the issue with the Chinese leadership.

The President believes that in cooperation with other countries, partners and allies Belarus needs to learn to resist the attempts to establish the global electronic dictatorship. “Our networks, databases, communication channels, state secrets, and also the privacy of our citizens must be reliably protected from any foreign interference,” stressed the head of state.

However, Alexander Lukashenko admitted that it is easier said than done. “But we have no other choice. The world has already entered into an era of undeclared cyber wars, and we have no right to lose here. Of course, we may not be able to single-handedly withstand all global technologies. This is why we must dramatically step up cooperation with our allies, particularly with the People's Republic of China - the country that has managed to create an effective system for the protection of the national cyberspace,” Alexander Lukashenko said.

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