16 May 2018 – 8:42

Qatar & UK sign MoU for cybersecurity cooperation

H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Saoud Al Thani (right), QCB Governor, with Ajay Sharma, British Ambassador to Qatar, during the signing ceremony, yesterday. Pic: Abdul Basit/The Peninsula

By Mohammad Shoeb / The Peninsula

DOHA: Qatar and the United Kingdom signed yesterday a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for enhancing bilateral cooperation in the field of cyber security.

The MoU was inked between Qatar Central Bank (QCB) and the UK’s Department for International Trade Defense and Security Organisation (DIT DSO).

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The documents of the MoU were signed by H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Saoud Al Thani, the Governor of QCB, and the British Ambassador to Qatar Ajay Sharma on behalf of DIT DSO, at QCB’s main building in Doha.

Based on the MoU, with a view to strengthening the bilateral cooperation in cybersecurity, both the institutions will coordinate with each other to find the best ways to protect information, as well as to encourage partnership with Qatari institutions.

No further details were provided to the media about the MoU from either side of the signatories.