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  • Ministry of Digital Transformation took part in G7 Digital Ministers' Meeting
    Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, posted 01 May 2023 12:47

    On April 29-30, the G7 Digital and Tech Ministers' Meeting 2023 took place in Japan. The Ukrainian delegation was represented by Valeria Ionan, Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation for European Integration. The meeting was held in the framework of preparations for the G7 Summit.

    The meeting focused on the principles of managing new technologies. The participants discussed the digitalisation of society, cross-border data transfer, the use of artificial intelligence, ensuring a sustainable digital infrastructure and cybersecurity challenges.

    A separate session of the meeting was dedicated to Ukraine. The governments discussed the impact of russian aggression against Ukraine on the global economy and innovative solutions to counter the aggressor's attacks.

    In her speech, Valeriia Ionan spoke about the unchanging mission of the Ministry of Digital Transformation - building a transparent and convenient digital state. In addition, she noted that Ukraine had started building digital borders even before the full-scale war, and now continued to implement govtech solutions that help bring our victory closer. The Deputy Minister spoke about the stages of creating a "state in a smartphone" and explained that Diia is a unique product of interaction between Ukrainians and the state.

    "The G7 meetings shape the global agenda. It is a great honour for Ukraine to participate in a conference of this level and to be able to share its experience in building a digital state and resilience. We are grateful to the G7 countries for their unanimous support of Ukraine and readiness for strategic cooperation," Valeria Ionan said.

    At the end of the meeting, the G7 ministers signed a joint declaration outlining areas of cooperation on the development of digital innovations. The governments agreed that technological infrastructure plays a key role in addressing global challenges, such as climate change, the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the war against Ukraine. The G7 also prioritised bridging the digital divide and building telecommunications infrastructure.

    Representing the G7 countries at the meeting were the heads of digital agencies from the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, as well as the European Union and the invited countries of India, Indonesia and Ukraine. During the meeting, the Deputy Minister held a series of bilateral meetings with representatives of international organisations and the governments of the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, France and Japan.