Pakistan became the 107th member of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE), the government said.
“Pakistan’s decision to join the Forum is in line with its longstanding commitment to promoting safe, secure, and stable cyberspace for all,” Pakistan foreign office spokesperson said during a press briefing on May 18.
As of May 15, the “Governments of Uruguay, Pakistan and Samoa have joined as full members of the GFCE global community”, GFCE said in its statement.
“Our new members come from three different continents, providing new insights onto cyber capacity-building needs in their respective regions and globally.” The statement said that “Diversity and inclusion, which are key values of the GFCE, enhance effective international collaboration and coordination of cyber capacity building activities through the improvement of information sharing, raising high-level awareness and avoiding the duplication of efforts”.
The GFCE strengthens international cooperation on cyber capacity by connecting needs, resources, and expertise and making practical knowledge available to the global community.
GFCE is an international, multi-stakeholder platform established in 2015 to promote collaboration and capacity building in cybersecurity. The GFCE was launched by the Dutch Government along with 41 ministers and other high-level representatives from business and international organizations during the 2015 Global Conference on Cyber Space in the Hague.