Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo to Head U.S. Delegation at G7 Digital & Technology Ministerial

Raimondo to reaffirm U.S. commitment to advancing technology leadership domestically and internationally

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo will lead the United States’ virtual delegation at the Group of Seven (G7) Digital and Technology Ministerial on April 28 through April 29. The meeting will underscore the necessity of connectivity and digital technologies in facilitating the collaboration among countries necessary to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and other shared challenges. Secretary Raimondo will speak to the United States’ goals of securing the free flow of data with trust, strengthening an open and industry-led global standards system, and fostering 5G vendor diversity, as well as reaffirming the United States’ commitment to advancing technology leadership domestically and internationally.

“It is my honor to represent the U.S. government at this week’s G7 Ministerial meeting,” said Secretary Raimondo. “The G7 Digital and Technology Ministerial meeting is a unique opportunity to underscore the critical importance of the digital economy to not just the G7 countries but for the world. The shared values and commitments among G7 members will play an essential role in supporting a vibrant tech sector that continues to innovate and develop solutions and technologies that advance the well-being of all people.”

Jason Matheny, Deputy Assistant to the President for Technology and National Security, will join Secretary Raimondo as part of the U.S. delegation to the Ministerial. The meeting will be held virtually and hosted by the United Kingdom as part of their G7 Presidency.

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