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Extraordinary Virtual G20 Digital Economy Ministers Summit

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An Extraordinary Virtual G20 Digital Economy Ministers summit was held under the presidency of Saudi Arabia. Union Minister for Law & Justice, Communications and Electronics & IT, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad represented India in the virtual summit. The virtual summit also featured the participation of Digital Ministers of 19 other G20 Members, invited countries and International Organisations.

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At the meeting, the G20 Digital Economy Task Force COVID-19 Ministerial Statement appealed for a coordinated global Digital response in order to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and protect people. These responses comprised of measures to bolster Communication infrastructure as well as network connectivity, Non-personal data exchange in a secured manner. It also emphasized on the use of Digital Solutions for Healthcare, cyber secured world as well as ways to strengthen resilience of businesses.

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  • The Group of Twenty (G20) is the premier forum for international economic cooperation which brings together the leaders of both developed and developing countries from every continent. ​
  • The members of the G20 group are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, ​Republic o​f Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union (EU)​.

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