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    G20 Leaders to Set Up Task Force to Push Forward Innovation Agenda

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    G20 countries leaders are expected to push forward the innovation agenda, according to the draft Hangzhou communique seen by Sputnik.

    HANGZHOU (Sputnik) — World leaders are expected to set up a G20 task force supported by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and other international organizations to push forward the innovation agenda, according to the draft Hangzhou communique seen by Sputnik.

    "We will set up a G20 Task Force supported by the OECD and other relevant international organizations to take forward the G20 agenda on innovation, new industrial revolution and digital economy, subject to the priorities of the respective future G20 presidencies, ensuring continuity and consistency with the results so far, and promoting synergies with other G20 workstreams," the communique reads.

    The world leaders have also outlined the goal to achieve the innovation-driven growth and create innovative ecosystems.

    "We support dialogue and cooperation on innovation, which covers a wide range of domains with science and technology innovation at its core. We deliver the G20 2016 Innovation Action Plan. We commit to pursue pro-innovation strategies and policies, support investment in science, technology and innovation," the communique reads.

    The G20 summit, which kicked off on Sunday, is set to last through Monday.

    2016 G20 Summit in China's Hangzhou (65)


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