United States – Support for the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace – Statement by Jean-Yves Le Drian (11 Nov 2021)


I welcome the decision taken by the United States to support the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace. Three years after its launch by the French President at the first Paris Peace Forum in November 2018, the United States is joining more than 1,200 players, including 80 States, public and local authorities, private stakeholders and civil society organizations which have endorsed this initiative to support our vision of a safe, neutral and free cyberspace.

This American decision backs up a key digital diplomacy initiative we have been conducting since 2017. Alongside the Christchurch Call against terrorist content online, the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to promote the responsible and ethical use of this technology, and the Partnership on Information and Democracy, the Paris Call contributes to international regulation of the digital space for technologies in the service of the common good.

In the run-up to the French presidency of the European Union in the first half of 2022, we shall continue and deepen this initiative with our European partners in the framework of the initiatives embarked on at European level.