L-R: Mounir Mahjoubi, French Secretary of State for Digital Technology; Marc Hansen, Luxembourg Minister Delegate for Digitalisation; Credit: MinDigital

Digital inclusion was at the heart of today's bilateral meeting between Luxembourg Minister Delegate for Digitalisation Marc Hansen and his French counterpart, Mounir Mahjoubi.

During this bilateral meeting in Paris, Minister Hansen and French Secretary of State for Digital Technology, Mounir Mahjoubi, predominantly discussed the action plan for digital inclusion adopted in September 2018 by the French government. The adoption resulted from a precise diagnosis on the digital uses of the French people and the difficulties they may encounter with the mastery of digital tools.

Marc Hansen and Mounir Mahjoubi talked about the methodology applied by the French government, which led to this action plan, as well as its key measures: to detect those in difficulty, accompany them in their approaches and empower them through local digital inclusion strategies. The discussion also focused on the current tools put in place in the field of administrative simplification, namely France Connect in France and Guichet.lu in Luxembourg.

The French Secretary of State for Digital Technology and the Luxembourg Minister for Digitalisation went on to discuss the development of artificial intelligence (AI). Mounir Mahjoubi presented the main lines of the French strategy in this field, including issues related to ethics, support for public research and government support for the transfer of applications to AI economy and public services.

Finally, Marc Hansen and Mounir Mahjoubi discussed the possibilities of collaboration between the two countries in the digital fields.