The Ministry of Digital Transformation and the Federal Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Austria signed a memorandum in the field of digitalization. During the meeting, Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine Mykhailo Fedorov and State Secretary for Digitalization and Telecommunications of the Ministry of Finance of Austria Florian Tursky discussed cooperation between the countries in the field of digital transformation and sharing experience in the areas of high-speed Internet access, e-government and digital startups.
“In this extremely difficult time for Ukraine, we are grateful to Austria for its support. The signed Memorandum will allow us to strengthen cooperation and exchange experience in building a digital state. Austria is developing a one-stop shop of public services – Digitales Amt. Like Ukraine, they started with a digital driver’s license, and we can already share our experience in this area. I hope that Austria will become one of the European countries that will be able to adopt the experience of Diia and digitalization of public services,” said Mykhailo Fedorov.
The needs of the telecom sector were also discussed during the meeting. Indeed, stabilization and restoration of communication in the liberated territories and in the frontline zone is one of the important areas of work of the Ministry of Digital Transformation. Our team develops innovative solutions for rapid reconstruction and maintenance of communication between people. Therefore, there is still a need for generators and telecommunication equipment. Austria has expressed its readiness to provide assistance in the near future to support our servers and digital infrastructure, including a batch of generators. The parties will also work further to provide Ukraine with Starlink satellite communication terminals.
“We are impressed by Ukraine’s resilience. Despite the full-scale war, the country continues to launch new services. I am sure that Ukraine's experience in building a digital state can be interesting and useful for the whole world, including Austria. For our part, we will continue to support and strengthen our cooperation. We are also ready to provide rapid assistance to support the digital infrastructure of Ukraine,” Florian Tursky said.