Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesia's Minister of Communication and Informatics Budi Arie Setiadi said he would intensify commitment with Japan and India on three priority issues of the Digital Economy Working Group (DEWG) of India's G20 Presidency in 2023.

Minister Setiadi held a bilateral meeting with Japanese Minister of Digital Transformation Taro Kono accompanied by Minister of Home Affairs Tsuge Yoshifumi and Indian Minister of Electronics and Information Technology Ashwini Vaishnaw at the G20 Digital Economy Ministers Meeting (DEMM) in India on Friday (August 18).

"As members of India's G20 Presidency Troika, we conveyed our views on strategic issues, including three priority issues, which are part of the document resulting from the DEWG agreement," he noted in a statement received here Saturday.

During the meeting, the minister remarked that each side discussed issues pertaining to the digital economy. He also expressed hope that the meeting would bolster the sound relations between G20 member countries and facilitate common views on priority issues of the DEWG this year.

"The main issues are Digital Public Infrastructure, digital capabilities to prepare the workforce, and security in the digital economy sector," Setiadi remarked.

He then highlighted that India would also open opportunities for cooperation with all G20 member countries.

He remarked that the bilateral meeting was held to accommodate the exchange of experiences between each side.

“We always and must work together with all countries because all of these countries have experiences or best practices where we can exchange ideas. We need to learn from each other, which we will later develop discussions about," he remarked.

During the bilateral meeting, Minister Setiadi was accompanied by Secretary General of the Ministry of Communication and Informatics Mira Tayyiba, Special Staff of the Minister of Communication and Informatics Sarwoto Atmosutarno, Head of the Center for International Institutions Ichwan Nasution, and Consul General of the Republic of Indonesia in Mumbai Eddy Wardoyo.

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