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The G7 ICT Ministers' Meeting

Date & Venue

Friday & Saturday, April 29-30, 2016
Kagawa International Hall, Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture

Meeting Overview

● Background
In conjunction with the Ise-Shima Summit being held on May 26 and 27 of this year, a number of related ministerial meetings will also be held across the country. One of these meetings, the G7 ICT Ministers' Meeting, was held here in Takamatsu, Kagawa in April 2016. It was, in fact, the first time in 21 years for the ICT Ministers' Meeting to be held as a part of the Summit. It was also the first time for a ministerial meeting to be held in Shikoku.
● Participating Countries
Japan, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, United States, European Union
● Agenda
At this time, the following themes are scheduled to be discussed.
【Decision by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications in coordination with each country】

(1) Innovation and economic growth
(2) Ensuring the free circulation of information and the safety and security in cyberspace
(3) Resolution of global issues and digital connectivity
(4) Future of ICT strategies and international cooperation

Outcomes of the G7 ICT Ministers' Meeting in Takamatsu, Kagawa

The G7 ICT Ministers’ Meeting in Takamatsu, Kagawa was held over two days, April 29-30, 2016. It was the first time in about 20 years for an ICT Ministers’ Meeting to be held by the G7.

During the meeting, there was vigorous discussion on such topics as promoting economic growth and ensuring security in a society in which IoT, AI and other new ICT are becoming widespread. As a result, three outcome documents were adopted, the Charter, the Joint Declaration and the G7 Opportunities for Collaboration (annexed to the Joint Declaration), which summarized the fundamental principles and action agenda for achieving a "digitally connected world" in which everyone and everything is connected globally. The G7, which shares fundamental values such as freedom and democracy, issued a message of unity to the world.

Photo Gallery

The Photo Gallery presents a selection of images from the G7 ICT Ministers' Meeting in Takamatsu, Kagawa
as well as from the Welcome Reception and related events.

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