SINGAPORE/MANILA - Southeast Asian nations hope to strike a joint agreement on cybersecurity in coming days with Russia, accused by the United States of meddling in its elections, after a series of high-profile hacks in the region.
The draft of a document seen by Reuters discusses formalising an agreement with Russia.
It is set to be issued by foreign ministers of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) at the close of meetings underway with other global lawmakers in Singapore.
"We welcome the further strengthening our co-operation in cyber security with Russia through the issuance of the statement of ASEAN and Russian foreign ministers on co-operation in the field of cybersecurity," the draft document said, adding the title would be updated depending on negotiations.
It is due to be published on Saturday (Aug 4).