G20 Highlights Importance of Digital Technology
Friday, 07 24 2020, Category: Economy, Country: World
The Saudi Presidency of the G20 stressed on Wednesday that there is an agreed framework to tackle the digital divide in the world.
“If a health crisis like COVID-19 wiped out $6 trillion worth of economic value in few months… the world cannot afford to have a digital crisis that can wipe out the same economic value in a matter of weeks if not days,” said Saudi Minister of Communications and Information Technology Abdullah Alswaha.
“Digitalization has been at the heart of every transformational journey for creating wealth, prosperity, and competitiveness,” said Alswaha.
“This year, we have agreed that in a post-COVID-19 world, (digital technology) has become the lifeline for our kids to continue their education, the lifeline for our loved ones outside of the ICU room, and the gateway to opportunities for youth and women.”
Source: Asharq Al-Awsat