Morocco Fully Supports Initiatives to Establish Safe, Resilient Cyberspace – Official –

Morocco fully supports initiatives aimed at establishing a “safe”, “secure” and “resilient” cyberspace, Minister Delegate to the Head of Government in charge of National Defense Administration, Abdellatif Loudiyi, said Monday in Marrakech. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Africa Cybersafe Symposium, held on May 27-28 in Marrakech, at the initiative of the Directorate-General of Information Systems Security (DGSSI), under the National Defense Administration, Loudiyi stressed that Morocco has always called for further cooperation between countries in the field of computer security, adding that in this seminar, “our country demonstrates its full support for initiatives aimed at establishing a safe, secure and resilient cyberspace, and reaffirms its commitment to an African Continent that takes full advantage of the opportunities offered by the use of new information and communication technologies”. “Today, we have not only gathered to debate, but also to lay the foundations for a resilient Africa facing cybersecurity challenges,” Loudiyi said, noting that the digital transition to which “we all aspire, remains dependent on the efforts that we will make to establish an environment of trust to facilitate this transition.” Morocco, under the enlightened leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, has always paid particular interest to the issues of digitalization and digital trust. The implementation of the first national cybersecurity strategy devised in 2012 has enabled our country to make tangible progress in strengthening the resilience of the national cyberspace and improving the security of our information systems, the Minister recalled. He added that the commitment and determination of all stakeholders have been crowned by an improvement in our position in the global cybersecurity index of the International Telecommunications Union. The 2030 national cybersecurity strategy, adopted this year, reflects a strong ambition to consolidate the achievements and build on the achievements accomplished so far, the minister pointed out, adding that “our ambition is to put all the ingredients on our side to support the digital transformation considered as a genuine lever for economic and social development”. Organized in implementation of the High Royal Instructions, the Africa Cybersafe Symposium, held on the sidelines of GITEX Africa 2024, brings together more than 450 Arab and African participants including public decision-makers, business leaders, government officials, professionals of cybersecurity, as well as researchers and academics.