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Estonia, Ukraine sign memo on digital cooperation

Estonia, Ukraine sign memo on digital cooperation
Photo: The president's press service

The Memorandum of cooperation in the field of digital transformation was signed between the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications of the Republic of Estonia in Tallinn in the presence of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and President of the Republic of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid, 

"I am pleased to announce that Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykhaylo Fedorov and Minister of Foreign Trade and Information Technology of the Republic of Estonia Kaimar Karu will sign a very important memorandum that opens a whole new era in the Ukrainian-Estonian digital relations," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said, announcing the signing of the document during a speech at the Digital society sandbox forum as part of an official visit to Estonia.

The purpose of the Memorandum is to create and develop collaborative mechanisms to facilitate actions aimed at defining a common vision and joint action for sustainable digital development, building digital economy, implementing digital innovations, building e-mobile governance, developing e-democracy, information society, digital skills and digital rights of citizens, national electronic information resources, broadband Internet and telecommunications infrastructure, electronic commerce and IT industry.

In addition, the document aims to improve the electronic and administrative service delivery system, develop e-trust services and electronic identification services, build an effective cybersecurity management model and related IT infrastructure, as well as its connection with European cyber centers, ensure citizens' rights to access public information.

According to the Memorandum, cooperation can take many forms. In particular, it is an exchange of experts in the field of digital transformations in the framework of visits of Ukrainian specialists to Estonia and Estonian specialists to Ukraine, organization of seminars, conferences, forums, dissemination of knowledge and experience in the field of digital development through exchange of regulatory and information documents, organization of educational visits for retraining and professional development of specialists in the field of digital transformation.

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