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Group of Seven ministers in charge of information and communication technology (ICT)agreed Saturday to seek private sector involvement in policymaking to ensure an open Internet, a move apparently aimed at countering government-led online restrictions in countries such as China and Russia.

After a two-day meeting in Takamatsu, representatives from the G-7 industrialized countries also agreed to work more closely to bridge digital divides and connect another 1.5 billion people to the Internet by 2020.

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