As part of a working visit to the Kingdom of Sweden, Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal met with Prime Minister of the Republic of Estonia Kaja Kallas on October 13.
Denys Shmyhal stressed that Ukraine seeks to intensify Ukrainian-Estonian cooperation, in particular in terms of the use of transit, logistics and industrial potential, partnership in cybersecurity and the digital economy.
"Digitalization and e-governance are a priority of our cooperation. Estonia's achievements in this area are recognized all over the world and are a roadmap for Ukraine. I would like to express sincere gratitude to the Estonian side for assistance in the implementation of the project "A State in a Smartphone", accentuated the Head of the Ukrainian Government.
In this regard, the Prime Minister of Ukraine thanked Estonia for its strong support in obtaining Ukrane’s membership in the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Center of Excellence (CCDCOE) based in Tallinn.
Denys Shmyhal also stressed that Ukraine and Estonia should deepen cooperation in the energy sector.
"Development of renewable energy sources, as well as strengthening energy security are key issues on the agenda of the Government of Ukraine today. We have completed the entire technical part for the connection of the Ukrainian power system to ENTSO-E. This will be an important step towards Ukraine’s energy independence," the Prime Minister said.
In addition, Denys Shmyhal noted that the day before Ukraine had signed an agreement with the European Union on the Common Aviation Area, which should provide an incentive for the development of, in particular, transit and tourism potential between the countries.
The Prime Minister of Ukraine thanked the Government of Estonia for providing Ukraine with doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, part of which was addressed to personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. He also expressed gratitude for the comprehensive humanitarian, financial and technical assistance provided, inter alia on the path of the implementation of reforms in Ukraine.