On March 12, the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal met with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Estonia Kaja Kallas. The parties discussed the development of trade and economic relations, strengthening cooperation in the field of energy and digital technologies.
Denys Shmyhal congratulated Kaja Kallas on her appointment as Prime Minister of Estonia and noted that Ukraine appreciates active political dialogue between the states.
The Head of the Ukrainian Government stressed that Ukraine continues to implement all the launched reforms and pursues a constant course towards European and Euro-Atlantic integration.
One of the strategic steps towards integration into the European Union, according to the Prime Minister of Ukraine, is the synchronization in 2023 of the Integrated power system of Ukraine with the European network ENTSO-E.
Denys Shmyhal added that Ukraine is also interested in exchanging experience with Estonia in the development of alternative energy sources.
According to the Prime Minister of Ukraine, the spheres of digitalization and e-government are among the priority areas of cooperation with Estonia.
"Ukraine has launched an electronic passport, an electronic driver's license. So far, we have digitized more than 100 public services and by the end of this year we aim to launch a paperless government in all areas. Estonia has a rich experience in the field of digitalization and electronic public services, so we have good prospects for cooperation," stressed Denys Shmyhal.
The Prime Minister of Ukraine thanked for the continued support by the Republic of Estonia of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine in connection with the aggression of the Russian Federation. Moreover, Denys Shmyhal expressed gratitude for the readiness of Estonia to take an active part in the Crimean Platform initiative.
For her part, the Prime Minister of Estonia Kaja Kallas expressed confidence in productive cooperation with Ukraine and aired Estonia's readiness to share its experience in implementing judicial reform.