President Moon Jae-in says South Korea is going to become a global leader in digital infrastructure so that the country's future generations can take on new challenges in the age of high tech.
At an event Thursday where he met with young people involved in the digital sector, Moon said that Millennials and Generation Z those born between 1980 and 2000 are the leaders of digital innovation.
"The government will foster the world's most advanced digital infrastructure for future generations, and together take on challenges in the digital world. We will also further bolster programs to foster experts along with digital education to create good jobs and to meet the supply needs of companies."
Moon said he's proud of the country's young digital leaders, crediting them with the so-called second venture boom and the country's record-high ICT exports.
The president also said that the government will encourage digital innovation across all corners of the economy and society, with things like smart cities and factories.
Moon said the government will also promote the metaverse and pave the way for self-driving cars.
Digital innovation, he said, is something that should benefit the people, and he promised legislation to expand digital access to vulnerable people and make sure no one is left behind.