NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller addresses the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore

  • 02 Jun. 2018 -
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  • Last updated: 02 Jun. 2018 17:22

Speaking at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore on Saturday (2 June 2018) the NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller said that NATO is determined to strengthen its cyber-defences.

Addressing a special session dedicated to New Strategic Technologies and the Future of Conflict, Ms. Gottemoeller said that ''NATO must be just as effective in the cyber domain as we already are on land, in the air and at sea''. She said that this ''means having the best possible partnerships with governments and industry, so that we are sharing threat information in real time, as well as techniques to defend against these threat''.

Ms. Gottemoeller stressed that NATO is ''working with Allies and partners to ensure that they are as resilient as possible against cyber-attacks''. She said that ''it is only by working together that we will be able to keep pace with the evolving threats, deter and defend against them, and realize the benefits that these technologies have to offer''.

In Singapore the NATO Deputy Secretary General also met with the Minister of Defence of New Zeland Mr. Ron Mark, with the Senior Minister of State for Defence of the Republic of Singapore, Mr. Heng Chee How, as well as with senior officials from the People‘s Republic of China and from Mongolia.

During her meetings, Ms, Gottemoeller highlighted the value of dialogue and cooperation with NATO‘s Partners across the Globe and noted the importance of the Shangri-La Dialogue as a key opportunity to also engage with other major stakeholders from the Indo-Pacific region.

The Deputy Chairman of the NATO Military Committee Lieutenant General Steven Shepro also attended the Shangri-La Dialogue and joined Ms. Gottemoeller in the meetings, as well as meeting with military representatives from NATO partner nations.