Leaders from Australia, India, Japan and the United States said on Friday they are starting new cooperation in cyberspace and pledged to work together to tackle cyber threats, promote resilience and secure critical infrastructure in member countries.
“In space, we will identify new opportunities for collaboration and share satellite data for peaceful purposes such as climate change monitoring, disaster response and preparedness, sustainable uses of oceans and marine resources, and responding to challenges in shared areas, ”Quad executives said in a statement.
The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) summit was held on Friday during which a range of issues including Afghanistan, cooperation in infrastructure, COVID-19 vaccines and the Indo-Pacific were discussed .
High-level experts are committed to meeting regularly to advance work between government and industry on driving continuous improvements in areas, including the adoption and implementation of shared cyber standards. ; development of secure software; strengthen the workforce and talent; and promote the scalability and cybersecurity of a secure and reliable digital infrastructure.
The statement said the Quad will begin its space cooperation for the first time with a new task force. “In particular, our partnership will exchange satellite data, focused on climate change monitoring and adaptation, disaster preparedness and response to challenges in shared areas.
He said Quad nations will share satellite data to protect the earth and help member countries better adapt to climate change.
“Our four countries will initiate discussions to exchange Earth observation satellite data and analysis on the risks of climate change and the sustainable use of oceans and marine resources. Sharing this data will help Quad countries to better adapt to climate change and build capacity in other countries in the Indo-Pacific States facing severe climate risks, in coordination with the Quad Climate working group. “
Quad leaders also renewed their commitment to promoting a free, open and rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific.
“The occasion of the Quad summit is an opportunity to refocus and refocus the world on the Indo-Pacific and on our vision of what we hope to achieve. Together, we recommit ourselves to promoting a free, open, rules-based order, anchored in international law and without being intimidated by coercion, to strengthen security and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific and beyond. beyond ”, declared the joint statement of the leaders of Quad.
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