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Russian MP praises cooperation with China in IT technologies

Russia is carefully studying international experience in the sphere of cyber security, a lawmaker says

MOSCOW, August 26. /TASS/. Russia’s State Duma Speaker Sergey Naryshkin said at Friday’s meeting with Amy Lin, Vice President of Huawei, China’s telecom giant that Moscow is satisfied by the development of cooperation with Beijing in IT technologies.

"We are satisfied by how our mutual efforts are developing in the IT technologies sphere both at the intergovernmental level and at the level of cooperation of our companies in this sphere," Naryshkin said. It is important to coordinate actions in such spheres as information and network security, and the de-monopolization of the IT services market, he said, adding: "I know that Huawei is actively taking part in this effort."

Russia is carefully studying international experience in the sphere of cyber security, the speaker of Russia’s lower house of parliament said.

"We believe that society should have possibilities, including technical ones, to protect itself from new threats, primarily those coming from international terrorism," he stressed.

Naryshkin also noted that the Chinese company pays great attention to the sphere of education and scientific research. "We are pinning great hopes on your company partnering up with the Moscow State University in implementing such a huge project - the construction of a joint Russian-Chinese university in China’s Shenzhen," he proclaimed.

Amy Lin said Russia and China are strategic and full-fledged partners. "We have similar ideas on network security, so here, we are on the same course," she said, adding that the company plans to increase investments in the Russian market. "In that respect, we plan to continue providing high-quality services in the sphere of information technologies and telecommunications for Russian users. Moreover, we plan to extend our investments in the Russian market," she emphasized.