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Statement from U.S. Secretary Of Commerce Penny Pritzker on World Economic Forum’s Netmundial Initiative

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Thursday, August 28, 2014
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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today issued the following statement on the launch of the NetMundial Initiative on Internet governance cooperation announced by the World Economic Forum in Geneva today.   

“I want to thank the World Economic Forum for taking on the important task of facilitating discussions for the global Internet community on how to apply the NetMundial Principles in practice. I hope the framework for these discussions is open and transparent and allows for the participation of all interested parties. These discussions also should consider how to build bridges between the NetMundial initiative and existing governance institutions and processes, including the Internet Governance Forum, taking care to complement and bolster them through its work. The U.S. Department of Commerce looks forward to working with all the stakeholders on this important effort.”