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Recap: Meeting of the Ministers of Digital Affairs

G20 Digital Ministers met on 19 August 2023, at Bengaluru, India and released a joint outcome document as the culmination point of four previous Working Group Meetings and many months of exchange between country delegates. In the joint outcome document the Ministers highlighted the great potential that foundational digital systems such as for identification of citizens or payments have especially for low- and middle-income countries. They committed to principles that such systems that will shape entire societies should be governed in a way that promotes inclusion and competition and individual empowerment. They also stressed the value of sharing existing systems and experiences between countries.

Finally, they highlighted the importance of coordinated action to support low-income countries in taking advantages of these important technologies in their fight for poverty reduction and shared prosperity.