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L. Linkevičius: We must ensure accountability for cybercrime

Created: 2020.05.22 / Updated: 2020.05.25 14:34

On 22 May, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius attended an informal meeting of the United Nations Security Council, which was organized at Estonia’s initiative. The meeting mainly focused on cyber stability in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, conflict prevention, and capacity building for states to counter cyber threats. The Prime Minister of Estonia Jüri Ratas delivered the opening speech at the meeting.

“Lithuania supports the international community’s efforts to ensure accountability of those engaging in irresponsible behavior in cyberspace, including the application of appropriate sanctions,” said Lithuania’s Foreign Minister, reminding of the importance of cooperation aimed at gaining the support of various states for building more efficient cybercrime prevention.

L. Linkevičius also pointed out that it was important to properly implement the available international instruments rather than create new formats, thus justifying disrespect for the already existing legal obligations.

Estonia is a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for 2020-2021 and holds the Presidency of the UN Security Council in May.


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