Grand-Bassam (Ivory Coast) – An international conference of francophone countries on cyber security and cyber defense opened Monday in Grand Bassam on the initiative of the Authority of Ivory Coast Telecommunications Regulatory (ARTCI) and the international Organization of the Francophonie (OIF), APA learns in this city located 43 km south of the Ivorian economic capital. “new technologies have accelerated the development but at the same time they are a threat to our development and freedom, “said at the opening session, Hamed Bakayoko, Minister of Ivorian state, interior minister and security. for him,” Africa must not be delay “in the fight against these evils of digital. Welcoming this initiative, the Minister in charge of security recommended “to work for transnational cooperation” .In 2013, cyber fraud has cost CFAF 26 billion and 15 billion CFA francs respectively to the Ivory Coast and Senegal. The Minister of Post and Digital economy, Bruno Koné Nabagné for his part recalled that the development and promotion of the digital industry are the subject of constant attention on the part of the Ivorian government.”the sustained development this area requires a secure environment, which gives full confidence to stakeholders and consumers, “said Minister Koné, also spokesman of the government, stressing” coordination of our efforts and sharing of experiences. “this meeting which ends Wednesday aims is to make an inventory of cybercrime in the Member States, create a formal framework for sharing experiences between the operational institutions, develop an action plan for strengthening cybercrime. she stands in the presence, Adama Ouane, Director of the international Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) and one hundred international experts on cyber security and cyber defense this space.