G20 countries harnessing technologies and innovation for the future

SourceSaudi Gazette
SectorTechnology
CountrySaudi Arabia

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YADH — The Saudi G20 Presidency has been a leading force in empowering the world with digitalization, as well as increasing the importance of boosting equal job opportunities and increasing digital market access for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).In an interview on Thursday, the Minister of Communications & Information Technology Abdullah A Alswaha, who is also the chairman of the G20 Digital Economy Task Force, highlighted the way the Saudi G20 Presidency was able to keep its vital work going by moving to secure virtual environments.Allowing the swift and unprecedented action the G20 could agree on to tackle COVID-19 such as $21bn for health systems, over $11tr injected into the global economy and $14bn for the most vulnerable countries in the world at their time of greatest need.Alswaha made the remarks during an interview with CGTN adding: "After COVID-19 hit us, there's only one truth in life right now, which is that undoubtedly digitalization is the largest social equalizer and an economic multiplier, ...read more...