On 21 June, the 7th Japanese-German ICT Policy Dialogue took place at the premises of the German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) - together with the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC). The hybrid Digital Dialogue was divided into a government dialogue in the morning and an exchange with stakeholders in the afternoon.


On 30 May 2023, the Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and the German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) signed the new Work Plan of the Indo-German Digital Dialogue for 2023-2024. During the virtual event, Indian Secretary Alkesh Kumar Sharma and German State Secretary Stefan Schnorr agreed to further promote a strong bilateral dialogue on digital policy matters.


From 24 May to 26 May 2023, the Regional Forum on Digital Transformation was held at the premises of the Mexican Ministry of Economy (ECONOMIA). The Secretariat for the Mexican-German Digital Dialogue organised two panel discussions together with ECONOMIA and the Mexican Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications and Transport (SICT).


Germany's Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) hosted a Global Stakeholder Forum on International Digital Policy. The two-day event, held on 23 and 24 May, aimed at gathering valuable input from international stakeholders within the context of formulating Germany's strategy on international digital policy.


On 12 May, the German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) held first stakeholder consultations for the Digital Dialogues with Japan, Singapore and the Republic of Korea. The ministry invited stakeholders from business, academia and civil society to an open exchange on focus topics that should be discussed within the Digital Dialogues. Representatives of the German embassies in the three countries shared current developments in the countries' digital policies.


The German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) initiated the consultation process on Germany's strategy for international digital policy in February 2023. On 9 and 10 May, specific topics of interest were discussed in greater detail during dedicated consultations with German stakeholders.



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