Today, on October 5, the Second Ministerial Meeting on the Digital Economy of the Eastern Partnership community wound up. First Deputy Prime Minister/ Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine Stepan Kubiv, Vice-President of the European Commission and European Commissioner for the Single Digital Market Andrus Ansip, ministers, representatives of international and governmental organizations took place in it.
In his address Stepan Kubiv confirmed digitization of Ukraine is viewed as momentous as part of its integration with the European Union.
"The digital economy has been and still remains a priority for Ukraine. It is the driving force behind economic growth and raising of competitiveness. Therefore, Ukraine is interested in deepening and expanding cooperation with the EU in the digital sphere and maximum utilization of the opportunities provided for by the Association Agreement with the European Union," Stepan Kubiv emphasized.
The participants exchanged views on six joint priority topics: electronic communications and infrastructure, trust and security, e-trade, digital skills, ICT innovation and startup ecosystems, and e-health.
The participants agreed on specific targets for 2020 as part of a roadmap for future digital cooperation in the EaP, ensuring concrete benefits for citizens and businesses this way. They proposed their adopted declaration as input to the November 2017 Eastern Partnership summit.
For more details