Indonesia underscores priority issues for the 2022 G20 Presidency

Minister of Communication and Informatics Johnny G. Plate while attending the G20 ministerial meeting on the digital sector held virtually on Thursday (August 5, 2021). ANTARA/

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Ministry of Communication and Informatics has drawn special attention to three priority issues for the 2022 G20 Presidency.

“Indonesia highlights three priority issues — Post-COVID-19 pandemic recovery and connectivity; digital literacy and competency; and cross-border data flow — in the digital field for the 2022 G20 Presidency,” Communication and Informatics Minister Johnny G. Plate noted in a press statement quoted here on Monday.

Indonesia is scheduled to assume the G20 presidency in 2022 for the ministerial meeting on the digital sector.

These issues mirror the theme of Indonesia’s upcoming G20 Presidency: “Recover Together, Recover Stronger.”

“The Indonesian government emphasizes the development of start-ups as a catalyst for accelerating economic recovery. In this context, Indonesia is continuing one of Italy’s programs in G20 that is Digital Innovation League as the Digital Innovation Network,” Plate pointed out.

Digital Innovation League will facilitate start-ups to expand their reach, build collaboration, and boost the possibility of cooperating with the best venture capital in all of G20 members.

Moreover, in a bid to raise digital competency and literacy, Indonesia will strengthen the digital ecosystem through digital businesses and digital citizens’ empowerment.

“As a form of our effort, Indonesia aims to develop the G20 document to assess digital competency and digital literacy. This document provides a framework to identify the digital competency required by citizens and the industry, and it acts as a reference document for all members,” Plate expounded.

In connection with the third issue, Indonesia will facilitate discussions to bridge the viewpoints of various G20 members on cross-border data flow and data free flow with trust.

“Indonesia will also review different viewpoints regarding the principles of transparency, validity, fairness, and reciprocity as well as how to apply them to this issue,” Plate emphasized.