G20 digital economy officials discuss inclusive development in Salta
The G20 Digital Economy Ministerial meeting under the Argentinian presidency in the fora was held in the province of Salta, in the north-west of Argentina on 23-24 August 2018.
Chaired by Andrés Ibarra, Argentine Minister of Modernization, and Lino Barañao, Argentine Minister for Science, Technology and Innovative Production, the ministerial meeting was attended by 33 heads of delegation, including ministers, senior officials and representatives from invited countries and international organizations, in particular Houlin Zhao, Secretary-General of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU); and Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The Russian delegation was headed by Konstantin Noskov, Russian Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media.
The discussion focused on a broad range of issues, including digital governance, digital inclusion, measuring the digital economy and technological infrastructure development.
The participants reaffirmed the G20 common goal of securing global and affordable access to Internet for all by 2025.
The meeting concluded with an adoption of the joint declaration.
Press-release at the Argentinian G20 official web-site