SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore’s unfamiliar apportion pronounced on Saturday that Southeast Asian nations “didn’t get down to settling” a cyber confidence agreement with Russia.
The breeze of a communique seen by Reuters before meetings between informal leaders and other universe representatives started on Thursday, spoke about strengthening team-work with Russia, indicted of nosiness in U.S. elections, in a margin of cybersecurity.
The diction was forsaken in a final communique released on Thursday evening.
Asked about a due agreement, Vivian Balakrishnan told reporters: “We didn’t get down to settling it.”
He combined that cyber confidence was one of a vital issues discussed during a meetings, both within ASEAN as good as with outmost partners. China and a United States were among universe powers represented during a meetings.
Singapore recently suffered a misfortune ever cyberattack when hackers stole a personal information of about 1.5 million people, including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, from a supervision health database. Earlier this year, Malaysia pronounced it had foiled an attempted cyber heist on a executive bank.
Reporting by John Geddie and Jack Kim; Editing by Stephen Powell